Media Room

MEAA media releases, reports, submissions and speeches

Government’s desperate deal to get media reforms through Senate

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The “inquiry” into the ABC announced by One Nation today as the trade-off for support for the government’s media reform package is a dangerous step, MEAA says ...
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Wage theft is becoming a business model in the media industry

The alleged underpayment of 23 journalists by a Queensland digital media company is further evidence that the rules protecting young workers need to be changed, says the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance ...
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Governments can no longer ignore the crisis facing public interest journalism, says MEAA

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Governments can no longer stand on the sidelines but must step in to support independent journalism to preserve democracy, the union for Australian media workers has urged in its submission to the Senate inquiry into the future of public interest journalism. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s submission to the ...
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MEAA submission to the public interest journalism inquiry

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MEAA’s submission to the Senate Select Committee inquiry into the future of public interest journalism ...
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Actors & crew tell Parliament what is needed to sustain screen sector

Leading Australian actors and screen technicians have today appeared before the Parliamentary inquiry into the future of the film and TV industry to urge greater government support and leadership in the sector. MEAA Equity members Adele Perovic, Noni Hazlehurst and Justine Clarke and MEAA crew member Dan Oliver joined MEAA ...
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Press freedom concerns with super ministry – MEAA

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is deeply concerned by the concentration of surveillance powers in a new super “Home Affairs” ministry without any adequate external oversight. MEAA believes the corralling of several government agencies with poor records for observing and ...
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Government assault on encryption deeply concerning

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is alarmed by the government push to force tech companies to break encrypted communications. The announcement seems to show scant understanding or consideration of how this might be achieved, or any concern for the potential ...
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Back pay win for Grand Prix workers

Potentially more than 20 people who worked for nothing on the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in March this year have won back pay following intervention by MEAA ...
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