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Reporting on the Australian bushfires

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MEAA commends our trained professional journalists on the vital role they are playing in keeping communities across the country informed of the risks and keeping Australians informed and connected with developments around the country ...
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Journalists cannot and will not reveal their sources

A current defamation claim in the Federal Court is seeking to compel two senior investigative journalists to reveal their confidential sources ...
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Government gives up on tackling Google and Facebook

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The federal government has missed an opportunity to deal with unregulated behemoths, Google and Facebook, says the union and industry advocate for Australian media workers ...
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Axing of Arts Department a fresh blow for struggling sector

The Morrison Government’s decision to axe the Department of the Arts sets a new low in its treatment of the arts sector, says the union for Australian arts and entertainment workers ...
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MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy’s speech to the 2019 Walkley Awards

Good evening. I pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional owners of this land we meet on. To their elders past, present and emerging, and I acknowledge their ongoing custodianship of this land. One night I would like to stand here and praise our ...
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MEAA win brings digital journalists into the Award

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Journalists employed by digital publications will be entitled to penalty rates, overtime and other key conditions after a Fair Work Commission ruling that they should have access to the same protections and rights as print journalists ...
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MEAA annual report 2018-19

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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, 2019 ...
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Joint Media Organisations’ submission to INSLM inquiry into s35P of the Asio Act

Joint Media Organisations' (including MEAA) submission, and supplementary submission, to Independent National Security Legislation Monitor's inquiry into the impact on journalists in the operation of section 35P of the ASIO Act. "While we acknowledge that the current review is limited in scope to section 35P of the ASIO Act we ...
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