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MEAA recovers $100,000 for Avenue Q actors and musicians

Releases
Twelve performers on the satirical musical Avenue Q have finally been paid after MEAA took legal action to recover $114,000 that was owed to them. The performers turned to their union after the money was frozen during a legal dispute between the show’s producer and his ex-employer ...
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Arts union welcomes ALP commitment to reverse Australia Council cuts

Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, the union and industry advocate for media and arts professionals, welcomes the commitment by the federal opposition to restore funding to the Australia Council that was removed in this year’s Budget ...
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ABC needs more funding to service regional Australia

Releases
A new report about the ABC has reinforced concerns that the national broadcaster is struggling to fill gaps left by cuts to local commercial media, says the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance ...
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MEAA letter on Public Interest and Data Warrants

Submissions
MEAA letter to the Attorney-General's Department's electronic surveillance policy branch regarding MEAA's concerns with the “Public Interest Advocate” proposals under the “Journalist Information Warrant” scheme amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access Act 1979.  ...
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MEAA delighted at acquittal in Royal Thai Navy case

Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is delighted that Walkley Award-winner and former senior editor of The Age Alan Morison and journalist Chutima Sidasathian have been cleared of criminal defamation charges in Phuket today ...
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MEAA outraged at Cairo court’s Al Jazeera verdict

Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is appalled that once again an Egyptian court has found our colleagues Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed guilty of charges that have no basis ...
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MEAA condemns latest Fairfax cuts

Releases
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, condemns the savage job cuts at the Newcastle Herald and its Hunter Valley operations announced by Fairfax Media today. The cuts will see a total of 46 jobs go across the region – with the ...
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Changing nature of work makes portable long service leave essential, says MEAA

Releases
With an increasing number of its members in transient, freelance or short-term employment, MEAA, the union for Australia’s creative professionals, is calling for reforms to make portable long service leave available to all workers ...
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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