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Laws need reform to ensure press freedom

MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy has told a Parliamentary inquiry that there is an urgent need ...

Posted on 13th, August 2019

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Spotlight on Imogen Titmarsh

Imogen Titmarsh is a freelance lighting technician based in Melbourne. She was recently elected as an ...

Posted on 8th, August 2019

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Media groups calls for reform to protect press freedom

The Australia’s Right To Know media industry lobbying group, which includes MEAA, has recommended a complete ...

Posted on 2nd, August 2019

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Know your rights: casual conversion

Under recent changes to workplace laws, all casual employees have an enforceable right to convert to ...

Posted on 30th, July 2019

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MEAA welcomes ACCC digital platforms report

The final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s digital platforms inquiry has laid out ...

Posted on 26th, July 2019

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MEAA writes to QLD Premier Palaszscuk urging charges against a French TV crew be dropped

UPDATE: On Thursday July 25, Queensland Police Service said they were dropping the trespass charges against ...

Posted on 23rd, July 2019

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Spotlight on Tyron Butson

Tyron Butson is the digital editor for SBS News. He has been a MEAA member for ...

Posted on 22nd, July 2019

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MEAA calls on China to release Australian journalist

Update – on Saturday July 20 China’s Foreign Ministry responded to MEAA: “The Australian national Yang ...

Posted on 19th, July 2019

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MEAA elections concluded

The elections of MEAA office-holders have now  concluded and the election results have been announced by ...

Posted on 8th, July 2019

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Change at the top of ECS section

A new team will lead MEAA’s Entertainment Crew and Sport section with the election of film ...

Posted on 4th, July 2019

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Freedom of the Press? – Perth

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Posted on 13th, August 2019

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Melbourne Media Drinks

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Posted on 24th, July 2019

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My Crime is Journalism – Sydney Antidote Festival

12:15am - 4:30pm

Posted on 6th, August 2019

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WiM VIC: Telling Tales – Melbourne

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Posted on 6th, August 2019

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Kerry O’Brien on the role of public interest journalism

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Posted on 11th, July 2019

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