MEAA condemns data retention bill and Brandis’ comments on journalist prosecutions

November 6, 2014 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom #WithMEAA

MEAA has condemned the proposed Telecommunications (Interceptions and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 as an outrageous attack on press freedom that will have a chilling effect on journalists and their ability to work with sources to bring matters of public interest to light.

Long before the current Bill, in August 2012, MEAA wrote in its submission to the Parliamentary inquiry ...

Musician’s Alliance launches fair trade recognition for industry players

November 6, 2014 #MEAAECS #MEAAMusic #WithMEAA

The Australian Freelance Musician’s Alliance (AFMA) is launching a Fair Trade campaign that will recognise businesses, venues, organisations, agents and fellow musicians that treat musicians fairly, understand the value of live music in Australia and make a positive contribution to the industry.

To receive AFMA Fair Trade approval nominees will be assessed on a list of selection criteria, compiled by a ...

Kylie Blucher inspires women on the Gold Coast

November 6, 2014 #MEAAMedia #WithMEAA #womeninmedia

Use your voice, do what you love, and be kind to yourself was the advice from Channel 9 Queensland’s managing director Kylie Blucher to colleagues in the media.

She was the guest speaker at the Women in Media Queensland’s first event held on the Gold Coast.

Drawing on her extensive experience in radio and television, Ms Blucher inspired, entertained and informed the ...

MEAA sets a new benchmark for crew rates

November 6, 2014 #MEAACrew #WithMEAA

The biggest issue raised by crew is the stagnation of rates over a long period of time. When rates stay the same but cost-of-living goes up, the real value of the crew member’s income falls.

This makes it harder and harder for crew to stay in the industry. We have seen skilled, experienced crew leaving the industry because of their financial ...

So Many Voices, So Many Stories

November 6, 2014 #MEAAMedia #WithMEAA #womeninmedia

Words by Bonita Mason and Kate Leaver. Photos by student Danielle Le Messurier.

On Wednesday, August 27, an audience gathered into Gallery Central, Perth for the Women in Media panel “So many voices, so much to say: Aboriginal Western Australia and the media”. Hosted by ABC reporter Jessica Strutt, and with a panel of savvy Indigenous media women – Jodi Hoffmann, Michelle White and Gina ...