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Equity disturbed by recommended cuts to Screen Australia

Releases
Equity is disturbed by the Commission of Audit’s recommendation that Screen Australia be merged with the Australia Council and have its funding halved. The report recommends that Screen Australia’s reduced funding be focussed on areas of Australian content, including “those with an historical perspective that might not otherwise be funded” ...
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Redfern Now, Top of the Lake, Upper Middle Bogan casts win 2014 Equity Ensemble Awards!

Releases
Three ensemble television casts have been selected from an impressive field to take out the 2014 Equity Ensemble Awards. It was the performances in the second series of ABC drama Redfern Now, miniseries Top of the Lake and comedy Upper Middle Bogan that most impressed Australian actors. Established by the ...
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Actors Equity calls on Abbott Govt not to axe ABC funding

Releases
Actors Equity is calling on the Abbott Government to honour its pre-election promise not to cut ABC funding ...
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MEAA submission on intercepts

Submissions
MEAA submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee into the comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interceptions and Access) Act 1979.  ...
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SPADA and Equity New Zealand reach new actors’ agreement

Releases
SPADA and Equity New Zealand are pleased to announce, after three and half years of negotiations, that agreement has been reached on a standard Individual Performance Agreement and Backend Agreement for use on NZ based and funded film and TV drama programs ...
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Joint letter to SA LRI

Submissions
Joint media organisations' letter to the South Australian Law Reform Institute on a statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy ...
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ALRC’s copyright report seeks to undermine creative workers’ rights

Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union for Australia’s creative professionals, has expressed serious concern over recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission to overhaul Australia’s copyright regime ...
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MEAA letter to SA LRI

Submissions
MEAA letter to the South Australian Law Reform Institute regarding a statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy ...
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