Today’s announcement of the loss of 250 jobs at the ABC is the inevitable result of funding cuts imposed by the Coalition Government.
MEAA has received queries from members being asked to sign new documents that relate to COVID-19 as a condition of employment on screen productions (mainly TV commercials).
Over 200 regional and community papers have stopped or suspended printing in the space of two months, and further job cuts to regional ABC bureaus have been foreshadowed.
McLeod’s Daughters is Australia’s most loved TV show of all-time, followed by Wentworth, Mystery Road, Kath and Kim and Neighbours.
MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, says the closure of mastheads and the job losses announced by News Corp Australia this morning represent a huge loss for communities in regional and suburban Australia.
MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy said: “We are still waiting for clarity from the company on how many editorial staff will be affected by these changes across the ...