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Threats to journalists on the rise

June 29, 2018 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The sickening news of five deaths in a targeted attack on the Capital Gazette newspaper group highlights the growing threats to journalists.

Before today’s incident, at least 43 journalists have been killed in targeted killings or cross-fire incidents around the world this year.

Police have confirmed the suspect in this latest incident intended to target the Capital Gazette group and had previously ...

Support floods in for AAP journos after job cuts announced

June 7, 2018 #MEAAMedia Featured News

There has been strong support for AAP journalists after the company announced it would be making up to 15% of its workforce redundant. 

Proposed Changes to MEAA’s Rules

May 30, 2018 News

MEAA Federal Councillors have approved a range of alterations to the union’s rules.

Closing the super gap

May 28, 2018 #MEAAMedia #womeninmedia Featured News

After years of campaigning by MEAA members, Fairfax Media has agreed to extend superannuation to employees on parental leave in a decision which will have far-reaching implications for the whole media industry.

Annual leave for performers working in theatre

May 28, 2018 #MEAAEquity

Performers accrue four weeks of annual leave each year, starting from day one of their employment. Performers may apply for annual leave at any time, and an employer can only refuse a request if the refusal is reasonable.