Musicians’ union welcomes $250 minimum fee for gigs

#MEAAMusic, MediaRoom, Releases
The introduction of a $250 minimum fee for government subsidised gigs in Victoria will put much needed money into the pockets of musicians ...
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MEAA Media president Karen Percy’s speech at the 2021 Walkley Awards

Karen Percy is the federal president of MEAA Media and deputy chair of the Walkley Foundation. This is an edited version of the speech she gave at the presentation of the 2021 Walkley Awards in Sydney on Friday, February 25, 2022. How wonderful is it to be back in the ...
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MEAA condemns TV station’s assault on PNG journalists’ rights

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s national media section committee of elected officials has condemned the suspension of 24 Papua New Guinean TV journalists who walked off the job in support of a colleague ...
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New charter to show the way forward for freelance media workers

#Freelance, #MEAAMedia, MediaRoom, Releases
A landmark meeting of freelance media workers from all over Australia has endorsed a new charter of rights that will form the foundation of campaigning to set a floor for pay and conditions and protect quality journalism ...
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Urgent action needed to arrest decline of regional journalism; more mergers not the answer

Regional and rural journalists are overworked, underpaid and pessimistic about the future of their careers and the outlets they work for ...
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End of ABC funding freeze won’t bring back lost jobs and programming

Today’s announcement of an $87 million increase in funding to the ABC is a drop in the ocean after more than half a billion dollars of cuts by the Coalition Government since 2014, says the union for Australia’s media workers ...
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MEAA submission to House of Representatives inquiry into regional newspapers

In this submission to the House of Representatives inquiry into regional Australian newspapers, MEAA says local public interest journalism must be seen as an indispensable part of a community’s civic infrastructure – in all communities. Regional and rural communities, in particular, are being progressively denied local public interest journalism for ...
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Coronial inquest into the death of Johann Ofner

#MEAAEquity, MediaRoom, Releases
It is with great sadness that MEAA acknowledges today’s Queensland Coroner’s findings concerning the death of our former member, Johann Ofner, in January 2017 ...
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