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Statement on the appointment of Catherine West as chair of Nine

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The new chair of Nine must act quickly to restore the confidence of editorial staff by enacting measures to make its newsrooms safe workplaces where the work of journalists is respected and supported. MEAA calls on the new chair and senior management to work with union representatives to wipe out ...

Fair Work Commission confirms ABC sacked Lattouf

The finding against the ABC over its sacking of broadcaster and writer Antoinette Lattouf is an important outcome for the right of journalists to do their jobs without fear or favour ...

Creative and media workforce calls for laws to ‘stop AI theft’

New laws are urgently needed to regulate the burgeoning use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) amid mounting concern that Australia’s unique culture will be threatened by the loss of creative sector jobs and that public trust in the media will be undermined ...

MEAA submission to the Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence

This is MEAA’s submission to the Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) inquiry into the opportunities and impacts for Australia arising out of the uptake of AI technologies ...

Paddy Manning takes over as Chair of MEAA Ethics Committee

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Award-winning journalist and author Paddy Manning has been appointed as the new Chair of the MEAA Journalist Ethics Committee ...

Biden must act to end Assange prosecution now

The decision by the United Kingdom High Court to allow Julian Assange to appeal against his extradition to the United States is a welcome step forward ...

Budget investment in arts training and education must result in quality jobs

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance welcomes the federal government’s continued efforts in the 2023-24 Budget to revive Australia’s long-neglected arts, cultural and media sectors ...

McBride jailing reinforces need for whistleblower reforms

The jail sentence of almost six years handed down to whistleblower David McBride today represents a shameful day for the public’s right to know and shows the need for urgent reforms to protect whistleblowers from prosecution ...
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