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Statement by the Equity Diversity Committee on the Rob Guest Endowment

The following statement has been issued by the Equity Diversity Committee in response to the cancellation of the 2020 Rob Guest Endowment: ...
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Workers rally to save Opera Australia

Workers from Opera Australia will today stage a musical performance before calling on the Minister for the Arts, Paul Fletcher, to step in to save jobs from a company restructure forced upon it by COVID-19 ...
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Adelaide Review’s closure shows how local media is hurting – MEAA

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, says the announcement that the Adelaide Review will close on October 2 indicates just how much local and community media outlets are hurting. The Review has announced that its 488th edition will be its last. MEAA’s South Australia and Northern Territory regional director Angelique ...
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MEAA condemns China’s harassment of Australian journalists

MEAA is outraged at China’s heavy handed treatment of Australian journalists Bill Birtles of the ABC and Mike Smith of the Australian Financial Review forcing them to evacuate the country, and the arrest and secret detention of Australian journalist and CGTN news anchor Cheng Lei ...
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Opera Australia axings a disgrace, says union

Opera Australia is acting unconscionably by axing a quarter of its workforce with no consultation, says the union representing musicians, performers and technical and stage crew ...
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MEAA’s submission – draft Mandatory News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code

MEAA's submission on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's draft Mandatory News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code ...
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Press freedom inquiry would still jail journalists

Recommendations from a powerful parliamentary committee mean that journalists can still be jailed for doing their jobs ...
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Australia needs a comprehensive cultural policy

New data showing the importance of art and creativity to everyday Australian lives underpins the urgent need for a contemporary cultural policy, says the union for arts and entertainment workers ...
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