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Joint letter on data retention warrant regulations

Submissions
Joint media organisations' letter to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding the regulations to implement the Journalist Information Warrant (JIW) scheme pursuant to section 180X of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.  ...
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Press Freedom Report 2015

Reports
Going after Whistleblowers, Going after Journalism - the 2015 report into the state of Press Freedom in Australia looks at the most dangerous threats to public interest journalism in peacetime, with the tranches of national security laws enacted by the Australian Parliament. The laws threaten to persecute and prosecute whistleblowers ...
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MEAA letter to AFP re Anzac Day incident

Submissions
MEAA letter to AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin regarding an incident on Anzac Day in Canberra where a journalist from NITV/SBS was told by members of the Australian Federal Police that he was misusing a Commonwealth asset while using camera equipment owned by the network which was being used to legitimately report an event ...
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Joint submission to INSLM on s35P

Submissions
Joint media organisations' submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor regarding the impact on journalists in the operation of section 35P of the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (the ASIO Act) concerning offences for the disclosure of information relating to a ‘special intelligence operation’ (SIO).  ...
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MEAA Equity submission on Copyright

Submissions
MEAA Equity section's submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee's inquiry into the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015.  ...
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Joint submission on Animal Protection

Submissions
Joint media organisations' submission to the Senate Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015.  ...
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More than 70 jobs under threat at iconic Sydney arts venue

Releases
More than 70 workers who bring productions to life at the City Recital Hall Angel Place could lose their jobs as a result of a proposal before Sydney City Council ...
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Immigration Department responds to MEAA about the Cricket World Cup

Releases
MEAA is calling on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to revoke visas granted to foreign workers imported to broadcast the Cricket World Cup ...
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