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.

Parliamentary committee’s track record fails on press freedom

July 4, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The Government’s press freedom inquiry will only delay urgent changes needed to protect the role of journalists and whistleblowers.

Options clauses for TV actors: Time for an overhaul?

July 1, 2019 #MEAAEquity Uncategorized

Equity is renegotiating the Equity Screen Agreements with the Screen Producers Association for the first time in seven years. These agreements set performers’ wages and conditions for all Australian screen productions. There are some big claims on the table, including “options”.