Labor pledges action on a Netflix quota

May 7, 2019 #HandsOffOurABC #MakeItAustralian #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity

At a special Make it Australian event in Sydney last week Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland MP, pledged that if elected a Shorten Labor government would introduce local content requirements for Netflix and other streaming video on demand services.

Candidates urged to back local newspapers

May 6, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

MEAA is calling on federal election candidates in a swathe of rural and regional Australian seats to oppose any job losses or masthead closures that may result from last week’s sale of Australian Community Media’s 170 publications.

The public’s right to know

May 3, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News
The foreword to the MEAA report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2019

Stamping out sexual harassment

May 1, 2019 #MEAACrew #MEAAEquity News

In 2017 Equity’s survey of Sexual Harassment, Criminal Misconduct and Bullying in Australian Live Performance revealed that most theatres did not have a sexual harassment policy.

New Fairfax ACM owners must honour commitments, says MEAA

April 30, 2019 #MEAAMedia Featured News Uncategorized

The new owners of the former Fairfax regional newspapers’ group, Antony Catalano and Thorney Investments, must commit to investing in journalism at the Australian Community Media group so they continue to provide a genuine service to local communities.