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MEAA media releases, reports, submissions and speeches

Film and TV inquiry a mixed bag for the industry

A Parliamentary inquiry report into the film and TV industry is a mixed bag that includes some sensible proposals but is captive to commercial and ideological self-interest, says MEAA, the union for Australian performers and screen crew ...
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Timely scrutiny of Google and Facebook as media job losses mount

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance – the union and industry advocate for Australian media workers – welcomes today’s announcement that the competition watchdog will conduct an inquiry into social media giants like Facebook and Google, and their impact on journalism in Australia. The inquiry’s terms of reference include a ...
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MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy’s speech at the 2017 Walkley Awards

This speech was delivered by MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy at the 62nd annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Brisbane on the evening of November 29 2017 ...
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MEAA Annual Report 2016-17

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Pursuant to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act of 2009, the elected officers of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance present their annual report, together with financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2017 ...
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MEAA makes formal complaint over treatment of Manus refugee journalist

MEAA has formally complained to the Australian and PNG prime ministers about the singling out and deliberate targeting by PNG police of Iranian-Kurdish refugee journalist Behrouz Boochani ...
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Boochani arrest is an attack on press freedom

MEAA, the union for Australian media workers, stands in solidarity with Iranian-Kurdish journalist and regular contributor to Australian publications, Behrouz Boochani, who has reportedly been arrested today on Manus Island ...
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ABC’s restructure must not trample on stressed and overworked staff

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MEAA welcomes, with caution, the Content Transformation plan announced by ABC management today ...
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Job losses as Isentia offshores media monitoring

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union for workers in Australia’s media industry, condemns the decision of Isentia management to “offshore” its news monitoring/collation service to Manila with the loss of up to 30 jobs ...
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