ABC leadership crisis demands full public inquiry

September 27, 2018 #HandsOffOurABC #MEAAMedia Featured News

The resignation of chairman Justin Milne has worsened the leadership crisis at the top of the ABC which will only be resolved with a comprehensive public inquiry.

Staff members made very clear yesterday their disgust with the targeting of journalists behind the scenes from those who are supposed to uphold the ABC’s independence.

This is not a one-off attack on the ABC’s ...

Resolutions passed at ABC staff meetings

September 26, 2018 #HandsOffOurABC #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

Reports this morning alleged that the ABC chairman, Justin Milne, sought to interfere in editorial and staffing decisions at the ABC. MEAA believes that, if true, they would indicate Mr Milne has no understanding of editorial independence, proper complaints handling processes, or the appropriate distance a board chair needs to keep from staffing matters.

Staff meetings were held at ABC offices ...

What we are looking for from the next ABC boss

September 24, 2018 #HandsOffOurABC #MEAAMedia Featured News

The next managing director of the ABC must be prepared to fight for better funding and independence, and to champion public broadcasting in a hostile political environment.

News Corp staff shown little respect in latest job cuts

September 17, 2018 #MEAAMedia Featured News

MEAA condemns the announcement from News Corporation via a statement to the Fairfax-owned Australian Financial Review that at least 30 editorial positions will be made redundant. The positions will be a mixture of voluntary and forced redundancies. Journalists at leading metro mastheads as well as production staff will lose their jobs. Production positions will be shifted from News to the AAP subsidiary ...

Spotlight on Sharna Galvin

September 12, 2018 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS News
Sharna Galvin is a freelancer in theatre and events, stage managing, site managing and production managing, who mainly works as a casual in the Sydney Opera House’s Stage Management team. She also occasionally directs theatre. Sharna is a MEAA Federal Councillor and member of the ECS national section committee, and earlier this year attended the Safe Theatres Forum in Melbourne ...