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MEAA is the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.

The Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Cultures of the lands and seas of which we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations Peoples, Elders and Ancestors. We acknowledge that Sovereignty was never ceded and stand in Solidarity towards a shared future.

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#VaxTheNation so we can stop the interruptions

MEAA is part of a major new campaign launched today urging Australians to help “stop the ...

Posted on 6th, September 2021

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The COVID-19 vaccination and your rights at work

As the vaccination roll-out continues across Australia, we know that thousands of MEAA members have opted ...

Posted on 3rd, September 2021

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Sign the petition to bring stranded arts workers home

Victorian and South Australian arts workers are stranded in NSW with their work cancelled or finished ...

Posted on 27th, August 2021

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Government must immediately offer refuge to Afghan media workers

MEAA, together with the International Federation of Journalists, has called on the Australian Government to take ...

Posted on 16th, August 2021

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One year on from her arrest, colleagues call for release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei

Many of Australia’s leading journalists have come together to call for fellow citizen and journalist Cheng ...

Posted on 12th, August 2021

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Arts need sustained leadership and funding to emerge from the pandemic

New research has confirmed that Australian arts and culture need sustained public investment and visionary leadership ...

Posted on 26th, July 2021

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MEAA’s commitment to reconciliation

Our members tell stories and bring them to life – through performance and in the media.

Posted on 5th, July 2021

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A Tribute to First AD John Clabburn (JC)

First Assistant Director John Clabburn (JC), a well-respected MEAA member who worked nationally and internationally for ...

Posted on 24th, June 2021

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Support Burmese journalists in exile

Since the military coup in February, independent journalism in Myanmar has been forced underground.

Posted on 24th, June 2021

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Culturally safe workplaces for everyone

MEAA actively encourages a healthy and culturally safe workplace for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

Posted on 11th, June 2021

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New screen industry safety guidelines

New screen industry safety guidelines – the first complete revision in over 20 years – have ...

Posted on 8th, June 2021

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Reporting protests and accrediting MEAA Media members

MEAA and Victoria Police have had positive discussions following concerns raised by the union about new ...

Posted on 1st, June 2021

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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Read the latest information, advice, fact sheets and more from the team at MEAA on the coronavirus page on our website.

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance acknowledges the traditional custodians and cultures of the lands and seas on which we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples, elders and ancestors. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and stand in solidarity towards a shared future.
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