Member spotlight: Pearl Tan

September 30, 2016 #MEAAEquity

Equity member Pearl Tan is among the Australian Financial Review/Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence in 2016. Pearl is a founding member and co-chair of the Equity Diversity Committee. She is a also a member of the National Performers’ Committee. We talk to Pearl about her passion a more inclusive industry, where it came from and what’s she doing about it.

MEAA urges consultation over privacy changes

September 29, 2016 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured MediaRoom News

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at a government proposal to amend the Privacy Act that would make it an offence to “re-identify” government data sets.

MEAA believes such a move would undermine legitimate research, scrutiny and security testing of anonymised data.

MEAA CEO Paul Murphy said: “Journalists should be able ...

Sydney Opera House members support new EBA and job security during theatre closure

September 26, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

MEAA members wrap up negotiations by voting for their new EBA as well as protecting their working conditions during the closure of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Turkey’s crackdown on free expression

September 23, 2016 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom MediaRoom News Releases

MEAA has written to the Turkish ambassador about the country’s media crackdown as the case involving Ayse Celik begins. 

Spotlight on Cathy Gross

September 20, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

Proud MEAA member Cathy Gross is a boom operator at Home and Away. She chats to MEAA about what her profession involves, explains the “levels of sock” and one of the best working days of her career.