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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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Nine Publishing journalists accept improved offer from management

MEAA members at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times and WA Today have accepted an improved offer in their long running enterprise bargaining negotiations with Nine Publishing which owns these mastheads ...
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Queensland’s journalist shield laws will now include CCC investigations

Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission investigations will now be included in the state’s recent shield laws after months of lobbying by MEAA. Queensland Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said the government will draft new laws to “provide protection of journalists’ confidential sources in the context of CCC investigations and hearings”. MEAA has ...
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Jobs Summit must address wages in the creative industries

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This week’s Jobs and Skills Summit must address the low pay and job insecurity of workers in the arts, entertainment and media industries ...
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Nine pockets high profit while offering sub-inflation pay

Bumper profits reported today by Nine Publishing are a slap in the face for journalists at the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times, and WA Today who are seeking a fair pay rise from the company ...
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Cultural policy review must address poverty wages of arts workers

A new national cultural policy must aim to lift the wages of arts workers above poverty levels and reinvest in the sector after years of federal government neglect ...
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MEAA submission to the National Cultural Policy Review

MEAA strongly supports the development of a national cultural policy and endorses the five pillars ...
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Assange extradition a dangerous assault on international journalism

UPDATE, June 21: MEAA Media Federal President Karen Percy has written to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong urging them to press the United States to drop espionage charges against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Read the letter here. The UK Government’s decision to uphold the application by ...
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