As the vaccination roll-out continues across Australia, we know that thousands of MEAA members have opted to be vaccinated.
Victorian and South Australian arts workers are stranded in NSW with their work cancelled or finished and no way to get home.
MEAA, together with the International Federation of Journalists, has called on the Australian Government to take urgent action to provide humanitarian visas to Afghan journalists and media workers.
The two organisations wrote to Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke and Opposition foreign affairs spokesperson Senator Penny Wong, highlighting the threats posed by the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
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Many of Australia’s leading journalists have come together to call for fellow citizen and journalist Cheng Lei to be released from detention by the Chinese Government and be allowed to return home to her family.
New research has confirmed that Australian arts and culture need sustained public investment and visionary leadership if they are to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.