Queensland Police raid is an attack on press freedom

October 25, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, says the raid by Queensland Police on the offices of the ABC in Brisbane is an outrageous attack on press freedom. The raid was conducted in an attempt to identify the source of leaked Cabinet documents.

MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy said: “The role of the ...

Equity and ECS members take the fight to Canberra

October 19, 2017 #MakeItAustralian #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity Campaigns News

Members from MEAA’s Equity and Entertainment, Crew & Sports sections have led a high-profile group of TV and industry workers to Canberra to directly lobby politicians to support the industry’s future.

MEAA on Lateline axing

October 5, 2017 #MEAAMedia Featured News

The decision of ABC TV to axe its Lateline program is an indication of the changing nature of television news and current affairs. An outstanding, award-winning program, Lateline has enjoyed an enviable record for producing journalism of the highest quality.

MEAA Media section director Katelin McInerney says: “It is a sad day for both journalists and audiences when such a respected, ...

MEAA condemns attack ads by Labor MP

October 5, 2017 #MEAAMedia Featured News

MEAA condemns the use of public funds by Labor MP Michael Danby to publish attack ads, that are inaccurate and inappropriate, targeting ABC Jerusalem correspondent Sophie McNeill.

MEAA notes that McNeill is a three-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism – winning two of those awards in 2016 for her coverage of wars in Syria and Yemen.


Employer investigations, employee rights and sexual harassment at work

September 26, 2017 #MEAAMedia #womeninmedia Featured News

MEAA is concerned and deeply frustrated that media companies continue to treat sexual harassment and those who are brave enough to raise it with contempt.