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Australia’s Right to Know submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission review of contempt of court

The Australia’s Right to Know coalition of media organisations (of which MEAA is a member) submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission's review of contempt of court, the Judicial Reports Act 1958 (Vic) and enforcement processes consultation paper ...
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Australia’s Right to Know submission to the PJCIS review of the metadata regime and Journalist Information Warrants

The Australia's Right To Know coalition of media organisations (including MEAA) submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security review of the mandatory metadata retention regime including the Journalist Information Warrant scheme - submitted July 4 2019 ...
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Parliamentary committee’s track record fails on press freedom

The Government’s press freedom inquiry will only delay urgent changes needed to protect the role of journalists and whistleblowers, says MEAA, the union and industry advocate for Australian media workers ...
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Journalists’ union joins media organisations to call for better protection of press freedom

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, joins with other media organisations today in calling for urgent legal changes to protect press freedom and the public’s right to know ...
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Government must act on loss of regional media

MEAA said the loss of up to 40 jobs in four newsrooms of the WIN Network in major regional centres in NSW and Queensland (Orange/Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga, and in Queensland’s Wide Bay covering Hervey Bay and Bundaberg) is a devastating blow to public interest journalism in Australia’s regions and ...
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MEAA resolutions on Julian Assange and AFP raids – passed by the IFJ Congress in Tunis 190614

Urgent resolutions moved by MEAA regarding the US indictments against Julian Assange (Urgent Resolution One), and the Australian Federal Police raids on the home of a News Corporation journalists and the offices of the ABC (Urgent Resolution Five) - carried at the International Federation of Journalists' 30th World Congress at ...
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Second AFP raid a disturbing ‘new normal’ that seeks to criminalise journalism

Two raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on journalists and media organisations within the last 24 hours represent a disturbing attempt to intimidate legitimate news journalism that is in the public interest ...
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Police raid on a journalist’s home

This morning’s raid by Federal Police on the home of a respected Canberra Press Gallery journalist is an outrageous attack on press freedom that seeks to punish a journalist for reporting a legitimate news story that was clearly in the public interest ...
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