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Regional media support needs accountability

MEAA has called for greater oversight of the Federal Government’s regional media support fund as redundancies continue in companies that have received the taxpayer support ...
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Closing SA’s Border Watch group abandons local communities

MEAA is concerned the decision to close the Border Watch Newsgroup leaves local communities without a key source of regional news and information ...
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MEAA welcomes proposed Queensland journalists’ shield law

MEAA has welcomed the commitment of both the Queensland Government and Opposition to develop a shield law to protect journalists ...
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Australian media must do better on diversity

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A new report revealing that just 6% of television news and current affairs reporters have a non-European background is a wake up call for Australia’s media ...
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Queensland needs journalist shield laws now

The Palaszczuk Government in Queensland needs to show it is fully committed to the public’s right to know by passing laws to protect journalists who decline to reveal sources ...
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More jobs go at Network 10

MEAA is concerned that Network 10 is embarking on a round of redundancies that will strip newsrooms and deprive audiences of local news. MEAA said the loss of jobs, particularly editorial positions, will limit the amount of essential news and information available to the communities the network is supposed to ...
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Reverse cut to WA regional allowance

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ABC management should reconsider its decision to slash the regional allowance for journalists based in remote areas of Western Australia ...
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Screen industry needs certainty that content obligations will be reinstated

With screen productions resuming around the country, the temporary suspension of content obligations for new Australian drama, comedy and children’s content on commercial television must be lifted, says the union for performers and crew ...
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