COVID-19: time for co-operation and new ways of doing work

March 11, 2020 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity News

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is posing significant challenges for MEAA’s members, particularly those engaged in performance and front-of-house related duties.

Did News and Nine decide to close AAP to damage media rivals? 600 AAP staff deserve answers

March 5, 2020 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The majority shareholders of AAP Newswire must be upfront with workers and subscribers about whether they had an agenda to shut the service down in order to inflict damage on their media competitors.

Closing AAP Newswire is irresponsible; government must act to rein in digital giants

March 3, 2020 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The decision to close the AAP Newswire business in June and its Pagemasters sub-editing operation in August is a gross abandonment of responsibility by its shareholders – Australia’s major media outlets.

The ABC warrant case shows the system is broken

February 28, 2020 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The ABC’s decision today to end the appeal process against the warrant used to raid its offices demonstrates that the system is broken. MEAA says the only way to fix it is to change the law to protect public interest journalism and whistleblowers.

MEAA Media federal president Marcus Strom said: “That warrant targeted journalists who had published the truth. The warrant ...

Federal Government needs to stand up for Australian kids and our stories

February 26, 2020 #MakeItAustralian #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity News

The Morrison Government must stand up for Australian kids and local audiences and reject a renewed push by free to air television networks to scrap local and children’s content requirements.