Know your rights: Television commercials

March 18, 2019 #MEAAEquity Uncategorized

Equity is concerned about the rise in non-standard terms “Warranties and Special Conditions appearing in casting briefs and contracts for television commercials. Here’s what to look out for.

Theatre industry unites to continue safety campaign

March 18, 2019 #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity Uncategorized

MEAA, theatre leaders, actors and crew will attend the second Safe Theatres Forum in Melbourne this weekend to continue industry-wide efforts to combat sexual harassment and bullying in theatrical workplaces.

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.