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Fact sheet: JobKeeper income subsidy

Get all the facts about whether you are eligible to apply for the JobKeeper income subsidy ...

Posted on 1st, April 2020

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Performers’ rights: Streaming and recording live performances

As a result of the closure of many theatre productions and shows, there has been some ...

Posted on 31st, March 2020

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MEAA condemns regional newspaper closures

At a time when fast and accurate information is more important than ever, media owners have ...

Posted on 25th, March 2020

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Accessing Centrelink payments during coronavirus

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our members and the arts and entertainment industry across ...

Posted on 23rd, March 2020

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MEAA offices to close but services to continue as usual

Due to the escalation of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), our ...

Posted on 23rd, March 2020

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COVID-19 and your rights at work

MEAA’s National Industrial Team has produced this fact sheet to answer all your questions about coronavirus.

Posted on 19th, March 2020

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MEAA releases new ethics guidelines to help journalists reporting on hate speech and extremism

New guidelines issued by Australia’s media union advise all journalists to exercise care and balance when ...

Posted on 15th, March 2020

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Live performance and entertainment sector needs special help to cope with coronavirus impact

The federal government must urgently look at providing further support for the live performance and entertainment ...

Posted on 13th, March 2020

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) advice for MEAA Media members

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is posing significant challenges for MEAA members in all industries.

Posted on 13th, March 2020

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COVID-19: time for co-operation and new ways of doing work

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is posing significant challenges for MEAA’s members, particularly those engaged in performance and ...

Posted on 11th, March 2020

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Have you lost income because of coronavirus?

The impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the media, arts and entertainment industry will be devastating. Complete the survey about how the virus affects your work and income.