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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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Senate’s ABC inquiry is ‘overtly political’

The announcement of yet another Coalition-initiated Senate inquiry into the ABC and SBS is entirely unwarranted and a further example of this government’s unceasing desire to baldly interfere in the editorial independence of the national public broadcasters ...
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Queensland Court’s ‘Journalist F’ appeal decision another blow for press freedom

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, the union for Australia’s journalists, is deeply concerned at the outcome in today’s appeal hearing in the case involving “Journalist F” over his refusal to identify a confidential source, citing his ethical obligation to protect the source’s identity. Today’s decision highlights the inadequacies of ...
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MEAA annual report 2020-21

MediaRoom, Reports
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, 2021 ...
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Urgent action needed to rescue Australian journalism

A new study pointing to a crisis in Australian public interest journalism demands urgent government action to safeguard our democracy ...
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Arts and entertainment workers will continue to need support once lockdowns are lifted

The reopening of venues in Australia’s two largest cities must be accompanied by targeted income support and venue capacity subsidies ...
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