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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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An awesome track record

MEAA stalwart, Pat Shaw, has retired after decades of unstinting service to union members. Here, MEAA ...

Posted on 27th, October 2021

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Australian screen crew experiencing dangerous fatigue

The responses to MEAA’s Wake Up Call survey have exposed a screen industry culture where dangerous ...

Posted on 14th, October 2021

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Notice of elections

MEAA has made arrangements via the Registered Organisations Commission for the Australian Electoral Commission to conduct ...

Posted on 13th, October 2021

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Fight for better conditions for US screen workers is a fight for all of us

MEAA stands in solidarity with members of IATSE, the US film crew union, who are set ...

Posted on 24th, September 2021

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MEAA condemns targeting of journalists by police and protesters

Journalists should be able to go about their work informing the public without facing assault from ...

Posted on 22nd, September 2021

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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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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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