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by Chau Chak Wing against the former Fairfax newspapers demonstrates the urgent need for an overhaul of Australia’s outdated defamation laws.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.

MEAA supports Maria Ressa

February 15, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

MEAA Media’s National Media Section committee has written to the Philippines Ambassador to Australia to protest the latest arrest and intimidation of Maria Ressa, the chief executive officer of online news site Rappler.

Ways to Wellness

February 13, 2019 #MEAAEquity #Wellness

Working in the entertainment industry involves unique challenges.

Know your rights: what is sham contracting?

February 12, 2019 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity #MEAAMedia #MEAAMusic #MEAASOMA #MEAASport News

As an employee, you have a range of entitlements, including paid leave and superannuation.