Why MEAA is for Freelance media workers
More than half the media workforce work in insecure or freelance employment. But with MEAA, you are not alone.
Whether you work from home, or in a cafe, or in a shared office space, or on-site – MEAA membership gives you the expertise and community of a professional association and the protection and solidarity of a trade union.
MEAA’s FreelancePro membership has been developed especially for freelancers.
FreelancePro members have access to professional indemnity and public liability insurance at market beating rates, contract advice, a media access card, and accredited training in media law and other areas of professional development.
In addition to what all our MEAA freelance members receive, Freelance Pro membership offers:
• Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
• Contract advice
• Media access card
• Freelance Pro trustmark
• Accredited training in MEAA’s Journalist Code of Ethics and the latest developments in media law
MEAA is committed to rolling out workshops to our freelance MEAA Media section members.
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Media law is constantly changing. MEAA, in conjunction with RMIT University, will be hosting a one-day Media Law Training Course for FreelancePro and MEAA Media members at the RMIT city campus. For FreelancePro members who haven’t completed media law training in the last five years, you are strongly encouraged to complete this course. N.B. places for this course are strictly limited.
Date: Saturday October 27
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: RMIT campus, Building 9, Bowen Street, Room 9.3.12
Trainer: Grant McAvaney – chief executive officer of the Australian Copyright Council, and a specialist media and intellectual property lawyer.
Cost: The strength of our numbers allows us to offer this course to our Freelance Pro and MEAA members at a dramatically reduced cost of $250 ($500 for non-members). Depending on your individual circumstances, in most cases this amount would be tax deductible – consult your tax adviser.
MEAA in partnership with the Australian Copyright Council will offer the following workshops at the MEAA offices in Queen Street, Melbourne on Friday October 26 between 9.15am and 5.30pm.
COST – Use the discount code for members: MEAAMEMBER.
For course details and to register, go to the dedicated Events page.
Find out more here: Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
Director, Media: Katelin McInerney
Organisers: Cassie Derrick and Charlotte Clark (NSW); Jenny Farrar (Vic); Tiffany Venning (WA); Angelique Ivanica (SA).
MEAA Member Central: 1300 656513
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