Australian media still a Blokesworld in 2016

March 6, 2016 #MEAAMedia #womeninmedia News

A blokey culture that rewards ‘mates over merit’, tolerates sexual harassment and abuse, pays lip service to work-family balance, and perpetuates the gender pay gap has been exposed by a landmark survey of women in the Australian media.

Media package fails to address broad reform

March 4, 2016 #MEAAMedia MediaRoom News Releases

The media reforms introduced by the Turnbull Government are too much about fighting old analog wars and will do nothing to promote greater diversity of voices in the Australian media landscape. In many cases they may actually lead to a greater concentration of ownership.

MEAA CEO Paul Murphy said: “While it’s true existing laws have become increasingly ineffective in the face ...

Actors beat writers at annual charity cricket match

March 3, 2016 #MEAAEquity

A strong comeback by the MEAA Actors team denied the AWG Writers team victory in a hard-fought but fun-spirited match in perfect cricketing conditions at the Peanut Farm Reserve on Sunday, writes Warwick Holt.

MEAA members win big at the Oscars

February 29, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

Two proud MEAA members won Oscars at the 88th annual Academy Awards, in a record night for Australian film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Gender-neutrality now mandatory for top sports

February 29, 2016 #MEAASport

Thirty of Australia’s top-funded sporting organisations have been written to and informed that gender-neutral travel policies are proposed to become a condition of investment by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).