Federal Court hears ‘sham contracting’ appeal

March 14, 2019 #MEAAEquity News

An appeal hearing in the Federal Court will help to clarify whether actors engaged on long-running shows are employees or independent contractors.

MEAA statement to the inquiry into political interference in the ABC

March 12, 2019 #HandsOffOurABC #MEAAEquity #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

Statement by MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy to a public hearing of the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee as part of its inquiry into allegations of political interference in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) – in Sydney, Tuesday March 5 2019.

Nine management opens offers for Fairfax ACM group

March 4, 2019 #MEAAMedia Featured News Uncategorized

A union delegation from regional ACM mastheads is convening along with representatives from the Canberra Times, the Illawarra Mercury and the Newcastle Herald to ensure all levels of the business – metro, regional daily and country non-daily – have their views represented as Nine Publishing puts the Fairfax regional mastheads up for sale.

Urgent issues for new ABC leadership

February 28, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

The new chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Ita Buttrose, must address a long agenda of urgent matters in order to protect, maintain and reinvigorate public broadcasting in Australia.

MEAA says defamation judgement confirms need for law overhaul

February 22, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

MEAA, the union for Australian journalists, says today’s decision of the Federal Court in the defamation action brought by Chau Chak Wing against the former Fairfax newspapers demonstrates the urgent need for an overhaul of Australia’s outdated defamation laws. The defence of qualified privilege was rejected by the court.