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New charter to show the way forward for freelance media workers

#Freelance, #MEAAMedia, MediaRoom, Releases
A landmark meeting of freelance media workers from all over Australia has endorsed a new charter of rights that will form the foundation of campaigning to set a floor for pay and conditions and protect quality journalism ...
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Urgent action needed to arrest decline of regional journalism; more mergers not the answer

Regional and rural journalists are overworked, underpaid and pessimistic about the future of their careers and the outlets they work for ...
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End of ABC funding freeze won’t bring back lost jobs and programming

Today’s announcement of an $87 million increase in funding to the ABC is a drop in the ocean after more than half a billion dollars of cuts by the Coalition Government since 2014, says the union for Australia’s media workers ...
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MEAA submission to House of Representatives inquiry into regional newspapers

In this submission to the House of Representatives inquiry into regional Australian newspapers, MEAA says local public interest journalism must be seen as an indispensable part of a community’s civic infrastructure – in all communities. Regional and rural communities, in particular, are being progressively denied local public interest journalism for ...
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Coronial inquest into the death of Johann Ofner

#MEAAEquity, MediaRoom, Releases
It is with great sadness that MEAA acknowledges today’s Queensland Coroner’s findings concerning the death of our former member, Johann Ofner, in January 2017 ...
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One good year is no reason to avoid screen industry reforms

A slump in domestic television drama production over the past year shows the need to maintain local content rules for both free-to-air and subscription TV ...
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Big boost for screen sector

Australia’s screen sector today warmly welcomed the passage through Parliament of measures to increase the level of support for screen content provided through vital tax incentives ...
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As NSW live music re-opens can musicians afford to play?

#MEAAMusic, MediaRoom, Releases
The New South Wales government must back moves to introduce a minimum fee for music gigs to end the exploitation and rip offs in the live music sector ...
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