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Neighbours crew industrial campaign to commence

Releases
Crew working on Australia’s iconic TV series, Neighbours, will take their first industrial action on Friday as part of their campaign for a collective agreement ...
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Press Freedom Report 2014

Reports
Secrecy and Surveillance - the 2014 report into the state of Press Freedom in Australia reveals insidious methods are being used deny journalists access to information, sources are being targeted through court subpoenas, metadata surveillance threatens public interest journalism ...
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Neighbours crew vote to take industrial action

Releases
Crew working on long running Australian television series Neighbours have voted to take industrial action for the first time in 25 years ...
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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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All MEAA sections - Mark Phillips
Director Communications
All MEAA sections
mark.phillips@meaa.org
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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

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