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Funding cuts are jeopardising livelihoods in the arts

#MEAAEquity, Releases
Ahead of a national roundtable on the future of the industry, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is warning funding pressures are jeopardising opportunities to make a career in the live performing sector.  ...
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Joint letter on SA surveillance devices

#MEAAMedia, Submissions
Joint media organisations letter to South Australian Attorney-General John Rau on the Surveillance Devices Bill.  ...
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Vote for Adele Ferguson

#MEAAMedia, Featured, News, Releases
MEAA’s National Media Section committee has nominated long-standing MEAA member Adele Ferguson – book author, Gold Walkley winner and senior Fairfax journalist – for the position of author director on the Copyright Agency board ...
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MEAA demands rethink on asylum seeker secrecy

#pressfreedom, News, Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned that the public’s right to know is being eroded by the veil of secrecy that surrounds asylum seeker policy ...
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Hollywood blockbusters a vote of confidence in Australian screen crews

#MEAACrew, #MEAAECS, Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for film and television technical and production crew, welcomes the announcement that the next instalments of Hollywood blockbusters Thor and Alien will be shot in Australia ...
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Balibo victims to be honoured with new journalism scholarship

Releases
On the 40th anniversary of their deaths at the hands of Indonesian troops, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) will commemorate the Balibo Five by establishing a permanent scholarship in their name to develop journalism skills in East Timor ...
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Journalists’ sources at risk as data retention begins

Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, has condemned tomorrow’s start of the data retention regime, which will require telecommunications companies to retain the telecommunications data of their customers for a period of two years in order to enable at least 21 ...
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Address to the 2015 Melbourne Press Freedom Dinner by MEAA CEO Paul Murphy

Speeches
I’d like to acknowledge, and pay my respects to, the traditional owners of the land on which we meet: the Elders, past and present, of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation ...
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All MEAA sections - Mark Phillips
Director Communications
All MEAA sections
mark.phillips@meaa.org
03 9691 7105/0422 009 011
MEAA Media (journalist members') section - Mike Dobbie
Communications Manager
MEAA Media (journalist members') section
mike.dobbie@meaa.org
03 9691 7101
MEAA Equity section - Lizzie Franks
Communications Manager
MEAA Equity section
lizzie.franks@meaa.org
02 9333 0961