MEAA writes to Premier Palaszscuk urging French TV crew charges be dropped

July 23, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

UPDATE: On Thursday July 25, Queensland Police Service said they were dropping the trespass charges against the French TV crew.

MEAA has written to the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk urging she intervene to ensure the charges and bail conditions against a French TV crew be dropped. The crew were arrested yesterday while reporting on a protest at the ...

Spotlight on Tyron Butson

July 22, 2019 #MEAAMedia News
Tyron Butson is the digital editor for SBS News. He has been a MEAA member for his entire career and union delegate in several of the newsrooms he has worked on, and was recently elected to MEAA’s Federal Council as a Media section delegate from NSW.

MEAA calls on China to release Australian journalist

July 19, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured MediaRoom News Other statements

Update – on Saturday July 20 China’s Foreign Ministry responded to MEAA:

“The Australian national Yang Jun is suspected of criminal activities endangering China’s national security. The Beijing State Security Bureau has taken compulsory measures on him and investigated him according to law. The Chinese national security authority will handle the case in strict accordance with the law and ...

MEAA elections concluded

July 8, 2019 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity #MEAAMedia #MEAAMusic #MEAASOMA #MEAASport Featured News

The elections of MEAA office-holders have now  concluded and the election results have been announced by the Australian Electoral Commission.

A copy of the AEC election report is available from MEAA (or call 1300 65 65 13), or from the AEC, on the request of a member who was eligible to vote in the election.


Change at the top of ECS section

July 4, 2019 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS News

A new team will lead MEAA’s Entertainment Crew and Sport section with the election of film and TV production designer Fiona Donovan as section president and Rosemary Westmore, who works front-of-house at the Arts Centre Melbourne, as vice-president of ECS/Musicians.