Media Room

MEAA media releases, reports, submissions and speeches. Sign up below to receive our media releases and public statements.

Joint Media Organisations’ submission to INSLM inquiry into s35P of the Asio Act

Joint Media Organisations' (including MEAA) submission, and supplementary submission, to Independent National Security Legislation Monitor's inquiry into the impact on journalists in the operation of section 35P of the ASIO Act. "While we acknowledge that the current review is limited in scope to section 35P of the ASIO Act we ...
Read More

Media industry must unite against gender-based online abuse

A united industry approach by media organisations is needed to combat the prevalence of online harassment and abuse of women media workers, a new report recommends ...
Read More

Journalists’ union joins media organisations in campaign for the public’s right to know

MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, has joined with publishers, broadcasters and other media organisations in an unprecedented united campaign for reforms to protect media freedom, whistleblowers and the public’s right to know ...
Read More

Docklands Studios expansion a game changer for Victoria’s screen industry

Government investment of $46 million in Docklands Studios Melbourne is a show of faith in the future of the state’s film industry and will create hundreds of jobs, says the union for screen crew and performers ...
Read More

News Organisations Safety Self-Assessment

Produced by the International News Safety Institute and endorsed by the global journalists union — the International Federation of Journalists (MEAA is an affililiate member) — the News Organisations Safety Self-Assessment provides a tool for news outlets to review and improve safety practices and protocols that affect the newsroom and ...
Read More

MEAA submission to the INSLM review of the Encryption amendments to the TOLA Act

MEAA's submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor's review of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 - submitted September 13 2019. "MEAA is gravely concerned that the enacted legislation is neither reasonable nor proportionate. The Act as it stands carries too few safeguards and ...
Read More

Senator Patrick Dodson inaugural address at the launch of the National Aboriginal Press Club

This inaugural address by Senator Patrick Dodson was made on the occasion of the launch event for the National Aboriginal Press Club, at Old Parliament House in Canberr,a on Wednesday September 18. MEAA supports the launch of the National Aboriginal Press Club. The address has been made available with the ...
Read More

Screen creatives on both sides of camera call for action on local content

Leading Australian actors, directors, crew, writers and producers are in Canberra today and tomorrow in a united push to convince Parliament to introduce local content requirements for booming digital viewing platforms ...
Read More
All MEAA sections - Mark Phillips
Director Communications
All MEAA sections
03 9691 7105/0422 009 011
MEAA Media section - Mike Dobbie
Communications Manager
MEAA Media section
03 9691 7101
MEAA Equity section - Lizzie Franks
Communications Manager
MEAA Equity section
02 9333 0961