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Three years in prison is too long; Assange must come home

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Australia must step up diplomatic efforts to encourage the US government to drop its bid to extradite Julian Assange who has now been imprisoned for three years ...
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MEAA Federal Election 2022 Issues and Priorities

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MEAA’s policy priorities for the 2022 Federal Election have been forwarded to the leaders of the ALP, Greens and Liberal Party and their respective party secretariats. MEAA will monitor and publishes any responses during the election campaign to help members make informed voting decisions ...
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MEAA to begin search for new Chief Executive

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance will shortly begin a search for a new Chief Executive to replace Paul Murphy who has advised the MEAA Board that he will not be seeking to renew his contract when it expires in February next year ...
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Australian, US press leaders condemn China’s secretive prosecution and detention of MEAA Media member Cheng Lei

Washington, D.C. / Canberra March 31, 2022 - US and Australian press leaders on Wednesday strongly condemned the ongoing detention and secretive prosecution of journalist Cheng Lei ...
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Government neglect of the arts continues in Federal Budget

Last night’s Federal Budget continues a pattern of neglect and contempt for Australian arts by the Coalition Government, says the union for arts and entertainment workers ...
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Government must invest in regional media or more outlets will close

A Parliamentary inquiry has acknowledged the stark decline in regional newspaper publishing and called for new targeted funding for the sector ...
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Musicians’ union welcomes $250 minimum fee for gigs

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The introduction of a $250 minimum fee for government subsidised gigs in Victoria will put much needed money into the pockets of musicians ...
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MEAA Media president Karen Percy’s speech at the 2021 Walkley Awards

Karen Percy is the federal president of MEAA Media and deputy chair of the Walkley Foundation. This is an edited version of the speech she gave at the presentation of the 2021 Walkley Awards in Sydney on Friday, February 25, 2022. How wonderful is it to be back in the ...
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