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Sydney orchestra agreement shows the value of co-operation during COVID crisis

The union for orchestral musicians has finalised a new agreement with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra which could provide a template for how arts organisations manage and maintain staff employment during the COVID-19 crisis ...
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Victorian government shows the way – feds and other states should follow

Thousands of casual workers employed at Victorian public sector venues closed by COVID-19 have been granted a financial lifeline after the Andrews Government today announced a wage subsidy ...
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Income support crisis continues for performers and crew

Today’s release of new official data reinforces a sad truth: workers in Australia’s creative and performance sectors are struggling to make ends meet in the absence of JobKeeper eligibility ...
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NSW Government must step in to save Carriageworks

The Berejiklian Government must act urgently to rescue Sydney’s Carriageworks performance and exhibition space after it was placed in voluntary administration yesterday ...
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Callous treatment by Bauer

MEAA has described as callous the way that Bauer Media’ staff learned that up to 60 jobs would be lost and another 15 people would be stood down. The announcement was made by management in a Zoom meeting yesterday ...
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World Press Freedom Day 2020: reforms needed to reverse criminalisation of journalism

On the release of its annual report into the state of press freedom in Australia today, the union for Australian journalists is calling for serious reforms to reverse a raft of ‘national security’ laws that can be used to criminalise journalism and punish whistleblowers for telling the truth, and which ...
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The War on Journalism: the MEAA Report into the State of Press Freedom in Australia in 2020

The War on Journalism is MEAA’s annual report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2020. The MEAA press freedom reports are released on UNESCO World Press Freedom Day, May 3, every year. Download the document below or read the online version ...
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Australia’s slump in press freedom standing shows need for reforms

The slide in Australia’s position on the World Press Freedom Index shows the government must reverse its assaults on press freedom ...
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