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MEAA media releases, reports, submissions and speeches

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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Screen producers’ attack on workplace rights would damage film and television industry

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance will vigorously oppose an attempt by screen producers to remove a raft of basic workplace rights for actors and other workers in the film and television industries ...
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Actor killed by firearm on Brisbane film set

An actor has this afternoon died reportedly after being shot in the chest on the set of a music video being filmed in Brisbane ...
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MEAA Media submission to the Parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech in Australia

MEAA’s Media section made this submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into parts of the Racial Discrimination Act, and in particular section 18C, which makes it unlawful to “insult” or “offend” on the basis of race ...
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Overcoming gender inequality in society must start with the creative sectors

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance – the union for Australia’s media and creative professionals – welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s gender equality strategy and its recognition that overcoming gender discrimination in the media and arts sectors will help to shape attitudes around gender and violence ...
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MEAA CEO Paul Murphy speech at the 2016 Walkley Awards

Thanks David and good evening everyone. I wish to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Yuggera and Turubul peoples – the traditional custodians of the lands in the Brisbane area. The Walkley award for Freelance Journalist of the Year was presented at a ...
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Media union goes to Fair Work to get paid overtime for journalists

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The Fair Work Commission will today hear an application by the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance to vary the two key Awards governing working conditions in the media to ensure that journalists are financially compensated for any overtime they work ...
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New casting guidelines lead the way on use of overseas performers

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is calling on other theatrical producers to follow the example of the Michael Cassel Group in adopting transparent guidelines for the engagement of overseas performers on Australian stages ...
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