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Government gives up on tackling Google and Facebook

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The federal government has missed an opportunity to deal with unregulated behemoths, Google and Facebook, says the union and industry advocate for Australian media workers ...
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Axing of Arts Department a fresh blow for struggling sector

The Morrison Government’s decision to axe the Department of the Arts sets a new low in its treatment of the arts sector, says the union for Australian arts and entertainment workers ...
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ARTK submission on the remaining recommendations of Victoria’s Vincent Open Courts review – 191129

Australia’s Right to Know coalition of media organisations', including MEAA, submission to the Vincent Open Courts Act Review – remaining legislative recommendations implementation options Consultation Paper (the Paper). This submission follows theoriginal submission to the Vincent Review of the Open Courts Act (Vic). "We believe it is important to reiterate ...
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MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy’s speech to the 2019 Walkley Awards

Good evening. I pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional owners of this land we meet on. To their elders past, present and emerging, and I acknowledge their ongoing custodianship of this land. One night I would like to stand here and praise our ...
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MEAA win brings digital journalists into the Award

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Journalists employed by digital publications will be entitled to penalty rates, overtime and other key conditions after a Fair Work Commission ruling that they should have access to the same protections and rights as print journalists ...
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MEAA annual report 2018-19

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Pursuant to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act of 2009, the elected officers of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance present their annual report, together with financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2019 ...
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Joint Media Organisations’ submission to INSLM inquiry into s35P of the Asio Act

Joint Media Organisations' (including MEAA) submission, and supplementary submission, to Independent National Security Legislation Monitor's inquiry into the impact on journalists in the operation of section 35P of the ASIO Act. "While we acknowledge that the current review is limited in scope to section 35P of the ASIO Act we ...
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Media industry must unite against gender-based online abuse

A united industry approach by media organisations is needed to combat the prevalence of online harassment and abuse of women media workers, a new report recommends ...
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