MEAA member Zerene Webster recognised as outstanding young activist

February 9, 2023 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

Congratulations to MEAA member Zerene Webster who is nominated for the Athan McCaw Young Activist of the Year Award. Zerene, a proud Wutyubaluk Woman living and working on Wadawurrung Country in Ballaarat (Ballarat), is a passionate activist and union delegate at her workplace, Sovereign Hill, a living museum presenting the story of Ballarat as a goldrush boomtown.

“I have always been ...

National Cultural Policy is a big step forward for the sector

January 31, 2023 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity #MEAAMusic #MEAASOMA News

The release of the new National Cultural Policy, Revive,  is a major show of faith in the arts sector by the Albanese government after years of wilful neglect by its Coalition predecessors.

My MEAA story: Jana Castillo

January 26, 2023 #MEAAEquity
A dancer and choreographer, Jana Castillo has autism and 10 years ago was diagnosed with the movement disorder dystonia. She has been involved in the Dancers Australia campaign.

I first saw Play School live when I was 3½ and was mesmerised with how the people up there under those bright lights could be making so many people feel joy. I just ...

Firearms on set: you must use a recognised armourer

January 24, 2023 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity

One of the highest risk areas of any production is when firearms are used.

We know from bitter experience that when procedures are ignored or not followed to the letter, production personnel can be killed.

It is a producer’s responsibility to eliminate, reduce and control risk on set.

When it comes to firearms use, the foremost safety control is engaging a qualified and ...

My MEAA Story: Luke Plumb

January 11, 2023 #MEAAMusic Campaigns Featured News
Luke Plumb is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer based in Tasmania who has been a member of Musicians Australia since it was created.

My career really started while I was still in high school and I started travelling on the weekends from Hobart to the mainland to play at folk festivals. I began to get asked to guest on recordings and ...