Options clauses for TV actors: Time for an overhaul?

July 1, 2019 #MEAAEquity Uncategorized

Equity is renegotiating the Equity Screen Agreements with the Screen Producers Association for the first time in seven years. These agreements set performers’ wages and conditions for all Australian screen productions. There are some big claims on the table, including “options”.

Members warned as Hollywood impersonation scam reaches Australia

June 20, 2019 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity News

MEAA members are warned that a sophisticated scam targeting performers and crew has reached Australia.

Government must act on loss of regional media – MEAA

June 20, 2019 #MEAAMedia Featured News Uncategorized

MEAA said the loss of up to 40 jobs in four newsrooms of the WIN Network in major regional centres in NSW and Queensland (Orange/Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga, and in Queensland’s Wide Bay covering Hervey Bay and Bundaberg) is a devastating blow to public interest journalism in Australia’s regions and highlights a crisis that demands government intervention.

In August last year ...

MEAA resolutions on Assange and AFP raids passed by IFJ Congress

June 14, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

At the International Federation of Journalists’ 30th World Congress in Tunis, affiliated unions unanimously supported MEAA’s resolutions condemning the AFP raids on the home of a News Corporation journalist and the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and urged the British and Australian governments to resist the extradition of WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange to the US.

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Journalists call for legislation to protect press freedom and the public’s right to know

June 14, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Campaigns News

Prominent Australian journalists have issued a public call for urgent changes to the law to provide better protection for whistleblowers and journalists.