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MEAA submission on the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code Bill

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In this submission on the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020, MEAA’s says the major concern with the Code remains its failure to specify that funds generated through the bargaining arrangements must be directed to production of journalistic content. MEAA believe this is ...
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MEAA submission to the Senate Inquiry into Media Diversity

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This is MEAA’s submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Inquiry into Media Diversity in Australia. MEAA views this inquiry as an important means to creating a more diverse and open media sector, rebuilding trust, and creating a sustainable and ethical sector that benefits all of those ...
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Assange extradition decision a huge relief; US must now end prosecution

MEAA, the union for Australian journalists, welcomes today’s decision by a British judge to prevent the extradition to the United States of our member Julian Assange and calls on the US government to now drop his prosecution ...
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Journalists need better protection, not prosecution

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Australian journalists still face the threat of prosecution and jail for doing their jobs following the government response to a parliamentary review of the impact of national security laws on press freedom ...
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MEAA concerned at more jobs going at News Corp

MEAA is concerned that News Corp is embarking on a round of redundancies that will see photographers and editorial production staff lose their jobs ...
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Screen industry welcomes proposed reforms for streaming services – Make It Australian

The Australian screen industry welcomes news the Federal Government is considering introducing a local content quota for Netflix and other streaming services that currently have no obligation to produce original Australian content ...
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MEAA welcomes proposed Netflix quota

After a devastating year for the Australian screen industry, MEAA is heartened by today’s news the Federal Government is considering a local content quota for Netflix and other streaming services that currently have no obligation to produce original Australian content ...
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Paul Murphy speech to 2020 Walkley Awards

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MEAA Chief Executive Paul Murphy delivered this speech at the 2020 Walkley Awards on Friday, November 20 ...
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All MEAA sections - Mark Phillips
Director Communications
All MEAA sections
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MEAA Media (journalist members') section - Mike Dobbie
Communications Manager
MEAA Media (journalist members') section
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MEAA Equity section - Lizzie Franks
Communications Manager
MEAA Equity section
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