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MEAA CEO Paul Murphy’s speech to the 2017 Press Freedom Australia media dinner

MEAA CEO Paul Murphy delivered this speech to the 2017 Press Freedom Dinner in Sydney on April 28 ...
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AFP officer accesses journalist’s call metadata without a warrant

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is appalled at the revelation an Australian Federal Police officer has been able to access a journalist’s telecommunications data without being granted the necessary Journalists Information Warrant ...
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Cuts to kids’ TV quotas must be resisted

Australia’s commercial free-to-air broadcasters and the emerging streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) sector must not be allowed to walk away from an obligation to support original, home-grown children’s television ...
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Vote of no confidence in News Corp management

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This resolution was carried unanimously by News Corp editorial staff in Brisbane at a meeting today: "This meeting of editorial employees in Brisbane moves a Vote of No Confidence in senior national News Corp management.  Yesterday (April 11) staff were told there would be a restructure of the business, including photography and ...
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MEAA condemns News Corp cuts

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MEAA has condemned the cuts to front line editorial staff announced today at News Corp metropolitan and community titles around the country. Photographic staff and production roles have been targeted in the cuts, which were announced at newsroom meetings with company representatives today. In some cities, up to two-thirds of ...
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Equity Diversity Committee submission to the inquiry into the film and TV industry

The Equity Diversity Committee made this submission to the 2017 inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts into factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and television industry ...
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MEAA members condemn Fairfax cuts

At meetings today, MEAA members in the Fairfax Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms have strongly condemned the $30 million cut to the editorial budget announced by Fairfax management yesterday. Journalists have given the company until Monday to demonstrate it is serious about genuine consultation with staff to achieve savings while not ...
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MEAA statement on Fairfax Media proposal

In response to Fairfax Media's announcement this morning of proposed changes, MEAA Media director Katelin McInerney said: “Fairfax journalists have delivered in spades for the company: more readers than ever and record digital subscription numbers. The announcement from the company today leaves more questions than answers. "We are looking for ...
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