Governments can no longer ignore the crisis facing public interest journalism

July 28, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

Governments can no longer stand on the sidelines but must step in to support independent journalism to preserve democracy, the union for Australian media workers has urged in its submission to the Senate inquiry into the future of public interest journalism.

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s submission to the Senate select committee inquiry has now been publicly released by the ...

Ten top tips: Rosie Traynor

July 21, 2017 #MEAAEquity

Casting director Rosie Traynor shares her top tips for TVC auditions.

Can we save Kids’ TV?

July 21, 2017 #MEAAEquity

Despite our proven capacity to make quality, original and internationally successful children’s drama, it is a grim picture for children’s television in Australia. The real solution is an entirely new regulatory framework, writes Equity Director Zoe Angus

Actors & crew tell Parliament what is needed to sustain screen sector

July 20, 2017 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity Featured News

Leading Australian actors and screen technicians have today appeared before the Parliamentary inquiry into the future of the film and TV industry to urge greater government support and leadership in the sector.

Press freedom concerns with super ministry – MEAA

July 19, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is deeply concerned by the concentration of surveillance powers in a new super “Home Affairs” ministry without any adequate external oversight.

MEAA believes the corralling of several government agencies with poor records for observing and respecting press freedom and transparency into one giant bureaucracy, raises profound ...