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MEAA’s submission – draft Mandatory News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code

MEAA's submission on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's draft Mandatory News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code ...
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Press freedom inquiry would still jail journalists

Recommendations from a powerful parliamentary committee mean that journalists can still be jailed for doing their jobs ...
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Australia needs a comprehensive cultural policy

New data showing the importance of art and creativity to everyday Australian lives underpins the urgent need for a contemporary cultural policy, says the union for arts and entertainment workers ...
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Regional media support needs accountability

MEAA has called for greater oversight of the Federal Government’s regional media support fund as redundancies continue in companies that have received the taxpayer support ...
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Closing SA’s Border Watch group abandons local communities

MEAA is concerned the decision to close the Border Watch Newsgroup leaves local communities without a key source of regional news and information ...
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MEAA welcomes proposed Queensland journalists’ shield law

MEAA has welcomed the commitment of both the Queensland Government and Opposition to develop a shield law to protect journalists ...
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Australian media must do better on diversity

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A new report revealing that just 6% of television news and current affairs reporters have a non-European background is a wake up call for Australia’s media ...
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Queensland needs journalist shield laws now

The Palaszczuk Government in Queensland needs to show it is fully committed to the public’s right to know by passing laws to protect journalists who decline to reveal sources ...
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