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Jason Klarwein appointed MEAA Equity president

The MEAA Board has appointed actor, director and producer Jason Klarwein as federal president of Equity ...

Posted on 20th, October 2020

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Farewell to Chloe Dallimore, a fearless leader and tireless champion of performers

Tributes have flowed in for Chloe Dallimore following her decision to stand down as federal president ...

Posted on 15th, October 2020

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It’s time for action on streaming services

The federal government has failed Australian audiences and creative workers again by slashing Australian drama and ...

Posted on 1st, October 2020

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No opera without us

Imagine an opera house without an opera company to perform in it.

Posted on 14th, September 2020

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Meet the costume maker from Australia’s top films

A proud MEAA member since 1985, Julie Bryant’s impressive list of credits span Australian theatre, live ...

Posted on 20th, August 2020

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Live performance COVID-19 guidelines released

Important new guidelines have been released to guide the resumption of live performances across Australia.

Posted on 11th, August 2020

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ACCC’s draft code for platforms is welcome but needs work

Australia’s union for journalists, MEAA, welcomes the draft bargaining code on digital platforms released today.

Posted on 31st, July 2020

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Special COVID-19 Clauses for Suspension of Screen Productions

As some screen productions resume filming with new safety protocols in place, it remains extremely uncertain ...

Posted on 10th, July 2020

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ABC job losses direct result of funding cuts

Today’s announcement of the loss of 250 jobs at the ABC is the inevitable result of ...

Posted on 24th, June 2020

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Know your rights: contracts and COVID-19

MEAA has received queries from members being asked to sign new documents that relate to COVID-19 ...

Posted on 18th, June 2020

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Julian Assange’s fight against extradition

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Posted on 21st, October 2020

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The screen industry is ready to get back to work and contribute to the economic recovery. But government policies are holding us back.