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Elected reps convene for Federal Council

Once every two years, MEAA’s elected Federal Council representatives come together for a face-to-face meeting where ...

Posted on 10th, February 2020

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How to get help during bushfire season

The bushfires engulfing much of eastern and southern Australia are distressing for all of us and ...

Posted on 2nd, January 2020

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Working in extreme heat

Summer is upon us and already across the states, we have experienced a number of extremely ...

Posted on 18th, December 2019

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MEAA guidelines for reporting hate speech and extremism

MEAA is concerned at the rise of hate speech in Australia.

Posted on 16th, December 2019

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Top journalism books

Shelf company – top journalism books

Read all about it! Sit down with a good book. Almost every journalist reckons they have ...

Posted on 13th, December 2019

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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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The Entertainment Ashes: Actors v Writers

11:00am - 5:00pm

Posted on 31st, January 2020

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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.