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Neighbours crew vote to take industrial action

Crew working on long running Australian television series Neighbours have voted to take industrial action for the first time in 25 years ...

Equity disturbed by recommended cuts to Screen Australia

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” ...

Redfern Now, Top of the Lake, Upper Middle Bogan casts win 2014 Equity Ensemble Awards!

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 ...

Actors Equity calls on Abbott Govt not to axe ABC funding

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

MEAA submission on intercepts

MEAA submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee into the comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interceptions and Access) Act 1979.  ...

SPADA and Equity New Zealand reach new actors’ agreement

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 ...

Joint letter to SA LRI

Joint media organisations' letter to the South Australian Law Reform Institute on a statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy ...

ALRC’s copyright report seeks to undermine creative workers’ rights

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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