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Special COVID-19 Clauses for Suspension of Screen Productions

July 10, 2020 #coronavirus #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity

As some screen productions resume filming with new safety protocols in place, it remains extremely uncertain times, with breaks in shooting a real possibility.

For that reason, SPA and MEAA have agreed to new COVID-19 clauses to appear as special conditions in cast and crew contracts when working in screen. The special conditions will only apply during COVID-19, and have been ...

ABC job losses direct result of funding cuts

June 24, 2020 #HandsOffOurABC Featured News

Today’s announcement of the loss of 250 jobs at the ABC is the inevitable result of funding cuts imposed by the Coalition Government.

Know your rights: contracts and COVID-19

June 18, 2020 #coronavirus #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity News

MEAA has received queries from members being asked to sign new documents that relate to COVID-19 as a condition of employment on screen productions (mainly TV commercials).

Standing up for regional and community media

June 15, 2020 #MEAAMedia #OurStoriesMatter #pressfreedom Campaigns News

Over 200 regional and community papers have stopped or suspended printing in the space of two months, and further job cuts to regional ABC bureaus have been foreshadowed.

And the winners are…

May 29, 2020 #coronavirus #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity

McLeod’s Daughters is Australia’s most loved TV show of all-time, followed by Wentworth, Mystery Road, Kath and Kim and Neighbours.

The screen industry is ready to get back to work and contribute to the economic recovery. But government policies are holding us back.

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