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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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MEAA elections 2021-22

Financial MEAA  members should by now have received ballot papers and candidate information (where supplied by ...

Posted on 17th, December 2021

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Leave entitlements for screen crew over the holidays

Every year MEAA fields enquiries from members working on screen productions about their entitlement to paid ...

Posted on 15th, December 2021

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MEAA Member Central Holiday Hours

MEAA Member Central will be open the following hours (AEDT) during the holiday period. Contact 1300 ...

Posted on 15th, December 2021

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My MEAA story: Jennifer Bichard

Jennifer Bichard is a unit nurse and safety supervisor who recently retired after more than three ...

Posted on 14th, December 2021

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Annual leave for performers working in theatre

Performers accrue four weeks of annual leave each year, starting from day one of their employment. ...

Posted on 8th, December 2021

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Gold honours for SOMA stalwarts

Two long-standing stalwarts of the Symphony Orchestra Musicians Association have been awarded Gold Honour Badges at ...

Posted on 29th, November 2021

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My MEAA story: Erin Delahunty

Erin Delahunty is a freelance journalist who was recently elected a Federal Vice-President of MEAA’s Media ...

Posted on 29th, November 2021

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Speech by Federal President Simon Collins to 2021 Federal Council meeting

When we all last met face-to-face in February 2020, it was to sign off on an ...

Posted on 24th, November 2021

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Ready to deal with whatever challenges come our way

MEAA has not allowed COVID to distract from the opportunities available to build a stronger and ...

Posted on 16th, November 2021

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An awesome track record

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

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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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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