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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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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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Leading Australians urge release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei

A group of leading Australians including a former prime minister, Labor and Liberal parliamentarians, former Labor ...

Posted on 8th, July 2022

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State of the Industry survey for performers

MEAA Equity, in partnership with the Equity Diversity Committee, is conducting our first State of the ...

Posted on 22nd, June 2022

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Erin Madeley to be next MEAA Chief Executive

Erin Madeley will succeed Paul Murphy as the Chief Executive of the Media, Entertainment & Arts ...

Posted on 15th, June 2022

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The real cost of making film and TV

Through MEAA research, Australian crew have exposed the culture of punishing working hours that damage their ...

Posted on 27th, May 2022

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30 years of commitment to the cause

Geoff Hanlon has worked at Mooney Valley, Caulfield and Sandown for more 30 years, during which ...

Posted on 12th, May 2022

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End-of-Year Sundowner

5:30pm - 9:00pm

Posted on 22nd, November 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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