Screen creatives visit Canberra to call for action on local content

Leading Australian actors, crew, writers and producers are in Canberra this week in a united push to convince Parliament to introduce local content requirements for booming digital viewing platforms ...
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Opening statement to Senate inquiry into media diversity in Australia

On March 12, 2021, MEAA addressed a public hearing of the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee's inquiry into media diversity in Australia. MEAA Chief Executive Paul Murphy delivered this opening statement: Thank you Chair and Committee members. This inquiry is important. It is important because: - media reforms over ...
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Governments must heed the call for greater media diversity

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Greater diversity is needed in Australian media ownership to allow for a wider variety of voices to be heard and to better serve our communities ...
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New era for digital journalists begins on March 1

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Journalists employed by digital publications will be entitled to penalty rates, overtime and other key conditions from tomorrow as landmark changes to the benchmark Journalists Published Media Award come into effect ...
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Facebook and Google monies must go to newsrooms, not boardrooms

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Media companies negotiating commercial deals with Facebook and Google for the payment of news content must ensure that the monies generated are allocated to journalism ...
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Facebook and Google deals may leave small publishers out in the cold

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The Federal Government must act urgently to support small Australian news outlets that could be shut out of commercial deals with Facebook and Google under its News Media Bargaining Code, says the union for Australia’s journalists ...
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Contempt case highlights Queensland’s shield law delay

The prosecution of a Queensland journalist for refusing to reveal a confidential source highlights the urgent need for the Palaszczuk government to follow through on an election promise to introduce a journalist “shield” law ...
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Facebook move reinforces need for a News Media Bargaining Code

Facebook’s move to block sharing of content from Australian news media outlets will encourage the spread of misinformation at a time when factual and credible journalism is more important than ever ...
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