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Arts package must not leave out support for workers

The rumoured release of a specific rescue package for the arts and cultural sector impacted by COVID-19 must include income support for workers in the sector ...
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War on journalism still raging a year after AFP raids

One year on from police raids of the home and offices of journalists, there has been unsatisfactory progress on press freedom in Australia, says the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists ...
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MEAA letter to the US Ambassador over attacks on journalists

MEAA wrote to complain about repeated attacks on journalists, including Australian news crews, during the protests across the US in response to the killing of George Floyd ...
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News Corp cuts are a massive blow to communities

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, says the closure of mastheads and the job losses announced by News Corp Australia this morning represent a huge loss for communities in regional and suburban Australia ...
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No charges but laws that criminalise journalism remain

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, welcomes the news that the Australian Federal Police has ruled out laying charges against News Corporation journalist Annika Smethurst ...
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MEAA seeks answers on government support claims

The union for Australian arts and entertainment workers has today lodged Freedom of Information applications seeking details of government claims that it is supporting the sectors during the coronavirus pandemic to the tune of up to $10 billion ...
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Government must revisit JobKeeper debacle in the arts and entertainment

Revelations of a $60 billion underspend on JobKeeper mean there is now a compelling case for the income subsidy scheme to be broadened to include freelance arts workers who have fallen through the cracks ...
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Government needs to back up its claims about support to arts and entertainment workers

As evidence mounts that workers in the arts and entertainment industries have been unable to access the JobKeeper scheme, their union is calling on the Federal Government to explain its claim that financial assistance of up to $10 billion will flow through to the sectors ...
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