Journalists excluded from Shorten speech at ACTU dinner

MEAA has registered a complaint with the ACTU over the exclusion of journalists from the ACTU Congress dinner in Brisbane last night which prevented them from reporting Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s speech delivered at the dinner. Journalists have also had restricted access to other events at the Congress. Several industrial ...
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Politicians hold the key to the survival of Australian screen stories

Leading lights of Australia’s film and TV industry from in front of and behind the camera will today urge federal politicians from all parties to act to ensure Australian stories continue to be told on Australian screens ...
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MEAA’s submission to competitive neutrality inquiry

MEAA note that this Inquiry is being conducted in an environment of overt hostility towards the ABC and to a lesser extent, SBS ...
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Labor announcement on ABC funding a good start

The federal opposition’s announcement that it would restore the $83.7 million cut from the ABC at this year’s Budget is a good first step towards reversing the damage from a succession of funding cuts since 2014, says the union representing ABC news and current affairs employees ...
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AAP to cut 25 editorial jobs

AAP has announced plans to make up to 25 editorial positions redundant before June 30 and is leaving staff only a week to consider their options ...
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Cuts to ABC “dangerous and irresponsible”

The Federal Budget’s cut of $127 million from the ABC represents a dangerous and irresponsible assault on public broadcasting in Australia ...
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Film funding top up welcome, but permanent solution still needed

An additional $140 million in funding to attract major offshore screen productions to Australia will create new opportunities for cast and crew, but is not a long-term solution, says the union for performers and crew ...
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Criminalising Journalism – MEAA’s 2018 report into the state of press freedom

Criminalising Journalism is MEAA’s annual report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2018. This report is released on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, every year. Read an online version at pressfreedom.org.au ...
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