Freelancers: some simple tips to avoid being ripped off

June 26, 2017 #Freelance #MEAAMedia News

On behalf of frustrated creatives everywhere, MEAA understands the struggle faced by freelancers in a market where, more often than not, freelancers face the uphill battle of having exposure without the pay to match it.

Safety on set: Have your say!

June 23, 2017 #MEAACrew #MEAAEquity

Following the tragic death of stunt performer Johann Ofner on the set of a music video in Brisbane in January, the industry is uniting to overhaul safety practices and protocols.

MEAA statement on outsourcing at Pacific Magazines

June 20, 2017 #MEAAMedia News

MEAA is concerned that Seven West’s division Pacific Magazines has announced 11 redundancies and flagged the outsourcing of sub-editing to Pagemasters.

Director of MEAA Media Katelin McInerney said: “Cutting in-house expertise is a short-sighted move that seeks to cut costs while ultimately undermining quality. Sub-editing is a highly developed skill and removing that capability from within your publishing business inevitably comes ...

Tax time for performers

June 20, 2017 #MEAAEquity

In recent years the ATO has targeted performers for auditing. Unfortunately this has meant some performers having to back pay money and fines to the ATO. You can avoid being in this position by ensuring that you only make genuine deductions and that you understand what you are claiming.

It’s just not cricket

June 16, 2017 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS Health and safety News

Julie Davis has been checking tickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for 16 years and is wheelchair bound. She loves her job.

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