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There’s no industry without musicians

In this submission to a Parliamentary inquiry into challenges and opportunities for the Australian live music industry, MEAA says that rather than continue to underwrite commercial festival operators, governments must focus on ensuring the viability of music as a career as the foundation on which a healthy and successful live ...

Time for cultural workers to be recognised and valued

A major national survey of arts workers highlights the precariousness of income in the sector and the need for the economy and community to place a higher value on the work of creative professionals ...

World Press Freedom Day 2024: another year wasted

Another World Press Freedom Day has arrived without any significant reforms by any level of government to improve press freedom in Australia ...

MEAA submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee – Location Offset

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This is MEAA’s submission on Schedule 6 of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Delivering Better Financial Outcomes and Other Measures) Bill 2024, which deals primarily with the long-anticipated increase to the location offset, which attracts large-scale international productions to shoot in Australia and includes provisions to ensure long-term benefits to the Australian ...

Statement on the State Library of Victoria

MEAA is concerned to hear of the State Library of Victoria’s decision to cancel its “2024 Teen Writing Bootcamp” and its subsequent justifications for the cancellation ...

Five years is too long: Albanese government must call on the US to drop Assange charges

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has written to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong urging them to publicly call upon the US government drop its charges against Julian Assange ...

Insecure work and poor pay forces musicians to hang up their instruments: new survey

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Half of Australia’s working musicians earned less than $6000 last year ...

Statement on censorship of ABC journalism in India

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MEAA and the MEAA ABC National House Committee is alarmed by efforts to suppress the work of ABC journalists in India ...
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