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Screen industry needs certainty that content obligations will be reinstated

With screen productions resuming around the country, the temporary suspension of content obligations for new Australian drama, comedy and children’s content on commercial television must be lifted, says the union for performers and crew ...
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ACCC’s draft mandatory code on digital platforms is welcome but needs more work

Australia’s union for journalists, MEAA, welcomes the draft bargaining code on digital platforms released today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ...
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Public interest journalism wins in defamation reforms

MEAA welcomes the proposed reforms to the uniform defamation regime announced by the Council of Attorneys-General yesterday, saying they represent important progress to bring the laws into the 21st century. MEAA Media federal president Marcus Strom said: “MEAA, along with the Australia’s Right to Know media industry group, has been ...
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New documents confirm government has exaggerated its COVID-19 support for the arts

Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher has massively overstated the level of support provided to the arts and entertainment sectors by the Federal Government during the coronavirus pandemic, newly released documents confirm ...
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MEAA calls on Malaysia to drop investigation into Al Jazeera and to ensure the safety of its journalists

MEAA has written to the Malaysian High Commission over a police investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary and the harassment of and threats to the broadcasters's journalists, including MEAA members ...
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Possible prosecution of journalist must be dropped

Attorney-General Christian Porter needs to demonstrate the government is committed to press freedom by calling an end to the investigation and possible prosecution of a journalist for reporting the truth ...
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Screen groups present collaborative vision for the future

More than a dozen organisations representing the screen industry have called for greater harmonisation and transparency of content quotas and investment incentives across all platforms to secure the future of Australian stories on screens ...
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Nothing for workers in federal government arts package

The so-called ‘JobMaker’ package announced today by the Federal Government ignores the thousands of arts workers who have been without work for months and need immediate income support ...
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