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State Media Awards review

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance will conduct a review of State Media Awards rules, including entry and awards criteria ...
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Australian television news and current affairs’ racial and cultural diversity report card is a fail

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Australia’s media employers must step up their policies to increase cultural and racial diversity in newsrooms following a new report that shows television networks have actually gone backwards over the last two years ...
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MEAA Annual Report 2021-22

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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, 2022 ...
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MEAA concerned by rise of online abuse and disinformation

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance is concerned at the rise in online abuse and disinformation on the social media platform Twitter ...
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Budget begins to deliver on election commitments to cultural workforce

Last night’s Federal Budget has made an important down payment towards a stronger future for the arts and media sectors, says the union for Australia’s cultural workforce ...
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Opening Statement to Parliamentary Inquiry into the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bills

On October 20, 2022, MEAA's Deputy Chief Exectutive, Adam Portelli, addressed the public hearing of the Joint Select Committee Inquiry into the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022 and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2022. MEAA was speaking in support of the Australia's Right to Know (ARTK) ...
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Australia’s Right to Know submission on the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill

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Australia's Right to Know coalition of media organisations (ARTK) submission to the Joint Select Committee on National Anti-Corruption legislation (the Committee) in relation to the proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022 (Cth) (NACC Bill). Submitted October 14, 2022 ...
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MEAA Media condemns arrest of journalists in Iran

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and professional association for Australia’s journalists, condemns the widespread arrests of journalists in Iran. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 40 journalists had been arrested up to October 10. The arrests have been carried out amid protests over ...
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