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