Government jumps the shark with inquiry into Q&A

June 25, 2015 #MEAAMedia

MEAA condemns the Prime Minister’s announcement today that “there is going to be an urgent government inquiry into the ABC” following the appearance of Zaky Mallah on Q&A last Monday night and the regular rebroadcasting of the program yesterday.

MEAA notes that the Prime Minister is concerned that the ABC gave “a platform to this convicted criminal and terrorist sympathiser”. MEAA ...

Actors and crew deliver #saveourstories petition to Parliament

June 18, 2015 #MEAACrew #MEAAEquity

Leading Australian actors and crew visited Canberra on Tuesday to deliver a petition to Arts Minister George Brandis urging the government to not axe the visa rules that protect local jobs and stories.

Minister Brandis refused to meet the MEAA delegation to receive the #saveourstories visual petition, despite repeated requests. Instead, actors Geoff Morrell, Nadine Garner, Jay Laga’aia, Dave Nichols (key ...

MEAA condemns data retention bill and Brandis’ comments on journalist prosecutions

November 6, 2014 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom #WithMEAA

MEAA has condemned the proposed Telecommunications (Interceptions and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 as an outrageous attack on press freedom that will have a chilling effect on journalists and their ability to work with sources to bring matters of public interest to light.

Long before the current Bill, in August 2012, MEAA wrote in its submission to the Parliamentary inquiry ...

Musician’s Alliance launches fair trade recognition for industry players

November 6, 2014 #MEAAECS #MEAAMusic #WithMEAA

The Australian Freelance Musician’s Alliance (AFMA) is launching a Fair Trade campaign that will recognise businesses, venues, organisations, agents and fellow musicians that treat musicians fairly, understand the value of live music in Australia and make a positive contribution to the industry.

To receive AFMA Fair Trade approval nominees will be assessed on a list of selection criteria, compiled by a ...

Kylie Blucher inspires women on the Gold Coast

November 6, 2014 #MEAAMedia #WithMEAA #womeninmedia

Use your voice, do what you love, and be kind to yourself was the advice from Channel 9 Queensland’s managing director Kylie Blucher to colleagues in the media.

She was the guest speaker at the Women in Media Queensland’s first event held on the Gold Coast.

Drawing on her extensive experience in radio and television, Ms Blucher inspired, entertained and informed the ...