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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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Take action: reverse the NSW screen cuts

Cuts to funding for the screen industry in the 2023 NSW Budget will push productions out ...

Posted on 21st, September 2023

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Know your rights: independent contractors V casual employee

As a performer it is important to know whether you are being engaged as an independent ...

Posted on 21st, September 2023

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Creative Workplaces will help to deliver safe and fair jobs in the arts and entertainment sectors

MEAA welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to safer and fairer workplaces across all art forms with ...

Posted on 11th, August 2023

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Beware of clauses that undermine screen crew contracts

There has been increase in clauses appearing in contracts that undermine crew conditions. Always make sure ...

Posted on 10th, August 2023

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Why has SAG-AFTRA called a strike? The 160,000 members of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood’s largest union, authorised a ...

Posted on 14th, July 2023

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Support ballet dancers as they take industrial action

On Friday night, The Australian Ballet’s dancers are taking industrial action for the first time in ...

Posted on 23rd, June 2023

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Red Bull win gives dancers wings

Following collective action by members of Equity Committee Dancers Australia, Red Bull have committed to paying ...

Posted on 24th, May 2023

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My MEAA story: Greg Rowell

For the last 10 years, MEAA member Greg Rowell has contributed his wealth of customer service ...

Posted on 17th, May 2023

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Positive Budget for the arts and media with a big boost to the screen industry

Tuesday night’s Federal Budget had plenty of good news for workers in the media, arts and ...

Posted on 11th, May 2023

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Extras: Know your rights

MEAA Equity recently held meetings with concerned extras who felt that their employee rights were not ...

Posted on 4th, April 2023

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MEAA Easter hours

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

Posted on 4th, April 2023

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Know your rights: Delayed meal breaks for screen crew

As screen crew across the country campaign for improved working conditions to combat burn out and ...

Posted on 30th, March 2023

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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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