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News Corp cuts are a massive blow to communities

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, says the closure of mastheads and the job losses announced by News Corp Australia this morning represent a huge loss for communities in regional and suburban Australia ...
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No charges but laws that criminalise journalism remain

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, welcomes the news that the Australian Federal Police has ruled out laying charges against News Corporation journalist Annika Smethurst ...
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MEAA seeks answers on government support claims

The union for Australian arts and entertainment workers has today lodged Freedom of Information applications seeking details of government claims that it is supporting the sectors during the coronavirus pandemic to the tune of up to $10 billion ...
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Government must revisit JobKeeper debacle in the arts and entertainment

Revelations of a $60 billion underspend on JobKeeper mean there is now a compelling case for the income subsidy scheme to be broadened to include freelance arts workers who have fallen through the cracks ...
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Government needs to back up its claims about support to arts and entertainment workers

As evidence mounts that workers in the arts and entertainment industries have been unable to access the JobKeeper scheme, their union is calling on the Federal Government to explain its claim that financial assistance of up to $10 billion will flow through to the sectors ...
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New spy Bill threatens press freedom

The government’s proposed International Production Orders law will further erode press freedom in Australia ...
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Race still wide open in The Great Australian Binge

With just a week left to vote, the battle to be named Australia’s most bingeworthy television program or film is boiling down to a five-cornered contest. McLeod’s Daughters, Mystery Road, Wentworth, Neighbours and Kath and Kim are currently the frontrunners in The Great Australian Binge, which gives audiences the chance ...
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MEAA letter over the closure of the Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN

MEAA has written to the Philippines' Ambassador and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne over the failure of the Philippines’ Congress to renew the licence of the country’s biggest broadcast network ABS‐CBN. "The closure of the network has led to almost 11,000 people being put out of work at a key ...
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