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World Press Freedom Day 2023: Australia going backwards on press freedom

Australia’s standing as a world leader for press freedom is in further danger of being eroded without major changes to support public interest journalism ...
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WA police search journalists, seize property

The union for Australian media workers is concerned at reports of police searches of the home and office of two journalists in Western Australia ...
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Caution and consultation needed as AI is rolled out in media and entertainment

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Media companies should not use Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated tools to compromise ethical standards nor reduce employment opportunities for journalists and must be transparent with their audiences about the use of such tools, says the union for Australian media workers ...
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ABC journalists call off strike

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance members at the ABC have called off a strike that was planned for tomorrow after reaching in-principle agreement with management for a new workplace deal ...
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MEAA submission to the Senate inquiry into the National Cultural Policy

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This submission is made by MEAA to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications inquiry into the National Cultural Policy, Revive. MEAA considers Revive to be a landmark document. It is our nation’s first consolidated cultural policy in a decade. It follows what many in the arts community consider ...
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ABC staff postpone planned stoppage

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ABC journalists have voted to postpone tomorrow’s stoppage following a new pay offer from management ...
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ABC staff vote to take industrial action if management doesn’t improve offer

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ABC journalists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action as they push for a fair deal from management ...
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MEAA to raise defamation, whistleblowers and national security laws in meeting with A-G

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance welcomes the chance to take part in discussions about key issues in our industry – including defamation, whistleblower protection, Freedom of Information and the impact of national security laws on journalism – in tomorrow’s press freedom roundtable hosted by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus in Canberra ...
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