Media Room

MEAA media releases, reports, submissions and speeches


New ABC chair must fight for increased funding

The new chair of the ABC must be a champion for our national broadcaster by protecting the independence of its journalism and fighting hard for more funding, says the union for journalists, performers and screen crew. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance congratulates Justin Milne on his appointment as chair ...
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Restoration of Australia Council funding welcomed but more needed for opera

The axing of the Catalyst Fund run out of the Arts Minister’s office is a long overdue return to independent and peer-assessed arts funding, but has come too late to save dozens of small arts organisations and projects. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance – the union and advocate for ...
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MEAA submission to review of Victoria’s Open Courts Act

MEAA submission to the Victorian Government review by former Justice Vincent into the Open Courts Act 2013 ...
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Selectively banning media is an attack on press freedom

The exclusion of an ABC news team from One Nation’s election night function in Perth on Saturday is unacceptable and must not be repeated, says the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia's journalists. MEAA chief executive officer Paul Murphy said it was essential ...
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Media union demands answers on how ABC production job cuts will not impact on news and current affairs

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie must immediately explain how job cuts in key technical support roles will not impact on the ABC’s news services, says the union representing ABC journalists ...
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Asio confirms it is spying on journalists

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned that Asio is using Journalist Information Warrants to secretly trawl through the metadata of journalists and media organisations in the hunt for their confidential sources. On Tuesday, under questioning yesterday from Senator Nick ...
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Actors, directors, screen crew encouraged to have their say in film and television inquiry

Ensuring local content on digital platforms and updating screen tax incentives are essential for the growth and sustainability of the film and TV industry, says the union representing performers and screen crew ...
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Journalists, writers, actors and cartoonists call for their refugee colleagues to be resettled in Australia

Dozens of journalists, actors, cartoonists and writers have written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urging him to resettle three of their colleagues from Manus Island to Australia ...
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