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Live performance COVID-19 guidelines released

Important new guidelines have been released to guide the resumption of live performances across Australia.

Posted on 11th, August 2020

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ACCC’s draft code for platforms is welcome but needs work

Australia’s union for journalists, MEAA, welcomes the draft bargaining code on digital platforms released today.

Posted on 31st, July 2020

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Special COVID-19 Clauses for Suspension of Screen Productions

As some screen productions resume filming with new safety protocols in place, it remains extremely uncertain ...

Posted on 10th, July 2020

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ABC job losses direct result of funding cuts

Today’s announcement of the loss of 250 jobs at the ABC is the inevitable result of ...

Posted on 24th, June 2020

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Know your rights: contracts and COVID-19

MEAA has received queries from members being asked to sign new documents that relate to COVID-19 ...

Posted on 18th, June 2020

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Standing up for regional and community media

Over 200 regional and community papers have stopped or suspended printing in the space of two months, ...

Posted on 15th, June 2020

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And the winners are…

McLeod’s Daughters is Australia’s most loved TV show of all-time, followed by Wentworth, Mystery Road, Kath ...

Posted on 29th, May 2020

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News Corp cuts are a massive blow to communities

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, says the closure of mastheads and the job losses announced ...

Posted on 28th, May 2020

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Vote for Australia’s most bingeworthy homegrown film or TV show

What is Australia’s most bingeworthy homegrown film or TV show?

Posted on 4th, May 2020

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World Press Freedom Day 2020: reform is needed to protect journalism and the right to know

Today is World Press Freedom Day but there is little for us to celebrate here in ...

Posted on 3rd, May 2020

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