MEAA Speeches

Latest speeches from MEAA


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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Speech by Karen Percy to ABC Friends event, May 8, 2021

This is an edited version of a speech given by MEAA’s federal vice president Karen Percy to an ABC Friends panel discussion on the damage the attacks on the ABC have caused to the public broadcaster. Delivered on Saturday, May 8 at Melbourne’s Hawthorn Town Hall. Thanks to all of ...
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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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Opening statement to Senate inquiry on the News Media Bargaining Code

On February 1, 2021, MEAA Media Director Adam Portelli appeared before the Senate, Economics Legislation Committee inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020. This is his opening statement: ...
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Paul Murphy speech to 2020 Walkley Awards

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MEAA Chief Executive Paul Murphy delivered this speech at the 2020 Walkley Awards on Friday, November 20 ...
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