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MEAA says defamation judgement confirms need for law overhaul

MEAA, the union for Australian journalists, says today’s decision of the Federal Court in the defamation action brought by Chau Chak Wing against the former Fairfax newspapers demonstrates the urgent need for an overhaul of Australia’s outdated defamation laws. The defence of qualified privilege was rejected by the court. MEAA ...
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Government must listen to concerns on encryption legislation – MEAA

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has called on the government to reconsider its proposed encryption legislation to address concerns about the impact on journalists and their sources. MEAA Chief Executive Paul Murphy said the bill should not be allowed to proceed in its current form. “This bill would grant ...
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Strong community support to re-open Sydney’s Theatre Royal

Thousands of people have lent their support to the campaign to re-open Sydney’s Theatre Royal ...
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ABC board appointments need major overhaul

The process for nominating and appointing candidates to the ABC board needs a complete overhaul to ensure the board has appropriate levels of media experience and is protected from interference by lobby groups, says the union for ABC journalists around Australia ...
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Nine-Fairfax merger approved by shareholders

Comments attributable to MEAA Chief Executive Paul Murphy: “MEAA notes with regret Fairfax shareholders’ approval of the Nine takeover at today’s Fairfax Media AGM ...
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