Services

Through MEAA, members negotiate their wages and conditions and fight for the professional and policy issues that matter to us. As a community we can also negotiate special discount deals for members and access to special services that can save you money. And as part of the trade union movement, we are able to get broader benefits that are only available to union members. We have set out what those services are below and explain how you can access them. Just one more reason to make sure you stay a financial MEAA member...


Media Super

Media Super is the industry super fund for people working in the print, media, entertainment and arts sectors.

The Media Super community reaches right across the country and brings together people of all ages and life stages in the print, media, entertainment and arts sectors. From the print shop floor, to the newsroom of a major daily, to the star walk in Hollywood, our members are the lifeblood of Australia’s creative and print manufacturing sectors.

As an industry fund run only to benefit members on a not-for-profit model, we are active in our industries, promoting many things that will benefit members and employers. We support a variety of professional development programs, workplace education sessions and the development of financial literacy and understanding, as well as sponsoring a number of industry awards.

Visit mediasuper.com.au

ME Bank

ME Bank is a 100% Australian-owned, APRA regulated Bank. Established by industry super funds – the same people who brought you low-cost, no-commission super. ME Bank was proudly built to provide a genuine banking alternative – a fairer way to bank.

The industry super fund and union movements’ hard-fought principles of fairness and collective benefit are at the very heart of their business. And because ME Bank is owned by industry super funds, their profits go back to them for their members, to assist in achieving a better quality of life for members in retirement.

ME Bank respects each and every one of its customers. Regardless of how much you earn or where you live, they treat their customers with care and understanding. ME Bank prides itself on real service. Because they appreciate the importance of your time, they’ll visit you at home or at work.

To find out more about special discounted offers for MEAA members, call 13 15 63 or visit mebank.com.au.

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Journey Protection Insurance

All financial MEAA members are now protected from financial hardship if they are injured while travelling to and from work. Workers Compensation no longer provides workers with this type of cover in all states, which makes MEAA’s new Journey Protection Insurance an essential. This valuable insurance is provided to MEAA members as part of their membership fees.

For freelance journalists, musicians, actors and crew who work unusual hours in varied locations this type of cover will be particularly beneficial.

Some of the benefits include weekly benefits for injury resulting temporary total disablement, and temporary partial disablement; $500 for injury resulting fractured bones, loss of teeth or dental procedures; up to $1000 personal vehicle excess waiver and up to $500 for any cumulative loss of no claim allowance.

Read the full summary here.

Members are encouraged to read the Product Disclosure Statement to learn more about the benefits on offer from the policy.

If you need to make a claim, please download the Journey Insurance Claim Form.

Copyright Agency

Copyright Agency provides simple ways for people to reproduce, share words, images and other creative content, in return for fair payment. In doing so, it connects the creators, owners and users of copyright material.

Copyright Agency represents creators – including journalists – and publishers as their non-exclusive agent to license the copying of their works to Government, educational institutions, businesses and non-profit organisations.

Copyright Agency recognises that journalists have unique
copyright requirements, and works hard to meet these needs.
Copyright Agency welcomes members of the Media Alliance.

Joining Copyright Agency is free. Find out more at: www.copyright.com.au or toll free 1800 066 844.

Australian Super

Australian Super is a leading super fund, with over $42 billion funds under management and 1.8 million members (1 in 10 working Australians).

We are run only to profit our members and anyone can join. So whether you’re permanent, casual or freelance, you can take AustralianSuper with you.

To make AustralianSuper work for you, call 1300 300 273 or visit www.australiansuper.com

Member Benefits

As a union member, you can take advantage of the collective buying power of more than 1.8 million members to get big discounts from a great range of companies.

Access an even greater range of benefits by registering for our new secure Member Benefits website. By registering your details below you will be amongst the first to get access a great range of offers available free to any union member.

Union Member Benefits include:

Discounted digital and physical movie vouchers
Discounted digital gift cards
Discounted accommodation bookings
Discounted Tyres, Car Hire and wine
Banking – great Mates Rates from ME
Convenient smartphone App

To find our more visit: australianunions.org.au or phone 1300 486 466

Dwyer Durak Lawyers (WA)

Dwyer Durack are one of Western Australia’s most respected and progressive law firms, providing a wide range of services to a diverse client group.

Dwyer Durack are offering MEAA members discounted legal services as outlined here.

for more information contact info@dwyerdurack.com.au or call 0 9289 9888

Visit: www.dwyerdurack.com.au

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers (ACT, NSW, VIC)

MEAA and Maurice Blackburn have a proud history of fighting for fair outcomes for MEAA members.

Your MEAA membership guarantees you the best legal advice with specialist knowledge of the industry, we can help you with matters relating to workcover, road accident injuries, asbestos diseases, medical negligence, will disputes and superannuation & insurance claims.

We provide a valuable range of benefits to MEAA members including a free first consultation, services provided on a no win-no fee basis (*conditions apply) and a free standard Will for you and your spouse.

To order your free Will Kit and/or learn more about your entitlements call Maurice Blackburn today on 1800 810 812.

Johnston Withers & Associates (SA)

Offers financial MEAA members a free 30 minute consultation.

17 Sturt St, Adelaide. Ph 08 8231 1110

Insurance

Members can now access ISinsured, via the Australian Unions Member Benefits website, for a range of insurance needs. ISinsured delivers good-value, dependable insurance solutions that you can count on. ISinsured products include home and contents, car, investment property and landlord insurance. Please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement available from the ISinsured website for full details of the coverage available and the restrictions and limitations that apply under the policies.
For all your other general insurance needs, including travel insurance with a 35% discount, commercial insurance and professional indemnity insurance, please contact IFS Insurance Solutions on 1300 768 118 (local call cost) or visit ifsinsurance.com.au

Accountants

Information for MEAA members inquiring after accountants in:

WA

VIC

SA

QLD

NSW

ACT