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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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My MEAA story: Jana Castillo

A dancer and choreographer, Jana Castillo has autism and 10 years ago was diagnosed with the ...

Posted on 26th, January 2023

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My MEAA Story: Luke Plumb

Luke Plumb is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer based in Tasmania who has been a member ...

Posted on 11th, January 2023

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MEAA Member Central Holiday Hours

MEAA Member Central will be open the following hours (AEDT) during the holiday period.

Posted on 13th, December 2022

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My MEAA story: Sophie Parker

A theatre service technician and freelance lighting designer, Sophie Parker was part of the delegates group ...

Posted on 8th, December 2022

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My MEAA story: Aarti Betigeri

Aarti Betigeri is a freelance journalist and media adviser.

Posted on 30th, November 2022

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Make it Australian makes a splash in Canberra

A Make It Australian delegation of actors, crew, writers, directors and producers delivered a direct message ...

Posted on 24th, November 2022

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MEAA members in the thick of it at global union congress

MEAA members were crucial to the success of the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress held ...

Posted on 22nd, November 2022

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Our job is to keep up the pressure

There may be a new government in Canberra, but the role of MEAA as the leading ...

Posted on 17th, November 2022

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Cassie Derrick appointed Director of MEAA Media

Cassie Derrick has been appointed the new Director of the MEAA Media section, taking over from ...

Posted on 5th, October 2022

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Cultural policy review must address poverty wages of arts workers

New MEAA Chief Executive Erin Madeley and her predecessor, Paul Murphy, have met with Arts Minister ...

Posted on 24th, August 2022

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Reporting on climate: resources for journalists

Reporting on climate change is no longer a niche round for journalists.

Posted on 4th, August 2022

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Fact sheet: Paid pandemic leave

The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment for people who are ineligible for ...

Posted on 21st, July 2022

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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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