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MEAA and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA join forces to advance journalism in East Timor

Today, on the 40th anniversary of the murder of Australian journalist Roger East in Dili in 1975, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is announcing an expansion of its planned scholarship program for East Timorese journalists ...
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2015 Walkley Awards speech by MEAA CEO Paul Murphy

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This is an edited version of the speech delivered by MEAA CEO Paul Murphy at the 60th annual Walkley Awards in Melbourne on 3 December 2015 ...
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Government should adopt Senate arts inquiry recommendations

The evidence is now overwhelming that funding must be restored to the Australia Council and Screen Australia after a Senate inquiry found recent budget cuts had devastated the arts community ...
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New funding model needed to revive opera sector

MEAA has lodged submissions to the National Opera Review calling for a new funding model for Opera. The Review paper outlines the impact of declining funds, including reduced artistic opportunities, fewer positions for principals, choristers, musicians and technicians as well as reduced job security. MEAA calls for a funding model ...
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MEAA Annual Report 2014-2015

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, 2015 ...
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Submission to the Victorian inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work

MEAA is concerned by the increasing trend towards contingent work in all areas of the industries it represents, and the fact that it is now taking root in media organisations where work has historically been permanent in nature ...
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11 million more reasons to be a member of MEAA

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance distributed more than $11 million to its members in 2014-15 as recovered wages, financial claims and performers’ residuals ...
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Arts funding changes a good first step – but more needed

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance welcomes today’s partial reversal by the Turnbull Government of the cuts to the Australia Council’s budget and the willingness of the new Arts Minister Mitch Fifield to consult with the sector ...
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