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Restoration of government funding a great result for the NSW screen industry

The restoration of funding for the NSW screen industry will ensure thousands of jobs and small businesses remain in the state, says the union for screen workers ...

Pezzullo reports are symptomatic of widespread attacks on press freedom in Australia

Reports that the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs advocated for a new form of media censorship and to “criminalise” journalism raise disturbing concerns that must be acted upon by the Federal Government ...

Screen workers to launch campaign following cuts to funding

Hundreds of screen workers held a mass meeting in Sydney today and have committed to campaign to reverse cuts of $60 million to screen industry funding in the NSW Budget that will have a devastating impact on employment and small business ...

NSW screen cuts will damage jobs, business and the economy

The status of New South Wales as a world leader in the screen industry has been thrown into immediate jeopardy by the state government’s decision to go ahead with cuts to funding in next week’s Budget ...

NSW government must outline a credible future strategy for the screen industry

Cuts to funding for screen production in New South Wales would damage the state’s credibility and competitiveness as a global film and television powerhouse, warns the union for screen workers ...

MEAA submission to review of options to support national broadcasters independence

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MEAA has consistently pointed to a number of serious concerns in relation to attempts of political influence by government over public broadcaster editorial decision making and related governance concerns as well lack of funding certainty. MEAA has suggested governance and funding options to strengthen the editorial independence and strength of ...

Notice of Alteration to MEAA Rules

On August 22, 2023, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) lodged a notice of alteration to the MEAA Rules with the Fair Work Commission. You can download a copy of the notice and attachments via the link below. You can access a copy of the current rules here ...

MEAA submission on misinformation and disinformation

MEAA makes this submission in response to the Australian Government’s draft Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023. It says that in combatting misinformation and disinformation, it is important to achieve a balance between protecting the public from serious harm from misinformation and disinformation and ensuring fundamental rights ...
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