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Journalists cannot and will not reveal their sources

A current defamation claim in the Federal Court is seeking to compel two senior investigative journalists ...

Posted on 12th, December 2019

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MEAA Member Central Holiday Hours

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

Posted on 11th, December 2019

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Health and safety alert: Working in hazardous air quality conditions

Due to bush fires, the air quality index is rated hazardous in all but three regions ...

Posted on 10th, December 2019

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Axing of Arts Department a fresh blow for struggling sector

The Morrison Government’s decision to axe the Department of the Arts sets a new low in ...

Posted on 6th, December 2019

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MEAA win brings digital journalists into the Award

Journalists employed by digital publications will be entitled to penalty rates, overtime and other key conditions ...

Posted on 21st, November 2019

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MEAA urges Saudi journalists be granted asylum

MEAA is urging the intervention of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in the immigration of two ...

Posted on 18th, November 2019

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Chief Executive’s Report for 2018-19

A message to all members from Chief Executive Paul Murphy from MEAA’s 2018-19 Annual Report.

Posted on 12th, November 2019

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Journalist refused visa to speak on press freedom

MEAA has urged Australian immigration authorities to reverse a decision to deny a visa to a ...

Posted on 23rd, October 2019

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Don’t read the comments: new strategy to combat online abuse of women journalists

MEAA is calling for a united industry approach by media organisations to combat the prevalence of ...

Posted on 23rd, October 2019

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MEAA joins media organisations in campaign for the public’s right to know

MEAA has joined with publishers, broadcasters and other media organisations in an unprecedented united campaign for ...

Posted on 21st, October 2019

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In 2020, MEAA will be launching a major new campaign to win respect for the arts. We want you to be part of it. The first step is to add your name to this statement.