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Arts and entertainment sectors ignored by coronavirus stimulus package

The economic stimulus package announced by the federal government today is a missed opportunity to provide targeted and specific relief to the arts and entertainment sectors that have been heavily impacted by coronavirus related shutdowns ...
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Keep calm and keep employing is MEAA’s message to the arts industry

The second COVID-19 stimulus package now being finalised must include targeted aid for the arts and entertainment industries to prevent widespread job losses ...
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COVID-19: MEAA urges AAP shareholders to keep the newswire open

Now more than ever, the Australian media industry is looking to AAP to provide reliable reporting of courts, politics, sport, business, general news and photography ...
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Performing arts, screen and media need to keep workers on payroll

A stimulus package to support the live performance, screen and media industries through COVID-19 must focus on keeping people in work rather than pushing them into the social security system, says the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance ...
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Governments must bring forward performing arts funding now

The federal and state governments must bring forward $160 million in funding allocated to the performing arts sector this year to help the industry survive its massive exposure to coronavirus ...
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MEAA releases new ethics guidelines to help journalists reporting on hate speech and extremism

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New guidelines issued by Australia’s media union advise all journalists to exercise care and balance when covering race issues and to be mindful not to allow their work to be used to promote extremist views or hate speech ...
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Live performance and entertainment sector needs special help to cope with coronavirus impact

The federal government must urgently look at providing further support for the live performance and entertainment industries, which are being heavily impacted by indefinite venue closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic ...
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MEAA urges ACCC to ‘fully examine’ closure of AAP

MEAA has written to the chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, urging the ACCC to ‘fully examine’ the decision by the owners of Australian Associated Press on March 3 to close the AAP Newswire ...
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