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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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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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World Press Freedom Day 2022: government must show its commitment through action, not just words

The next Australian government must recommit to press freedom by putting in place overdue reforms to ...

Posted on 3rd, May 2022

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Management contracts: What to know before you sign

If you’re considering changing agent, or securing representation for the first time, make sure you read ...

Posted on 19th, April 2022

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MEAA Easter hours

MEAA Member Central (1300 65 65 13/ will be closed over the Easter long weekend ...

Posted on 13th, April 2022

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US and Australian Press Clubs join in calling for the release of MEAA member Cheng Lei

US and Australian press leaders on Wednesday strongly condemned the ongoing detention and secretive prosecution of ...

Posted on 30th, March 2022

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Audition alert: Know your rights and report unsafe practices

MEAA Equity has recently been made aware of unsafe practices occurring in audition rooms that have ...

Posted on 24th, March 2022

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Performing at Mardi Gras? Know Your Rights

Each year MEAA members perform in various roles at Mardi Gras. MEAA recognises the significance of ...

Posted on 2nd, March 2022

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Melbourne & Olympic Parks stalwart Jacinta Emmanuel join ECS Committee

Melbourne & Olympic Parks stalwart Jacinta Emmanuel has been looking after patrons during some of Australia’s ...

Posted on 24th, February 2022

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New charter to show the way forward for freelance media workers

A landmark meeting of freelance media workers from all over Australia has endorsed a new charter ...

Posted on 24th, February 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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