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MEAA to go to Fair Work Commission over Fairfax cuts

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, yesterday wrote to Fairfax Media to express our extreme disappointment at the announcement that the regional arm of the business, Australian Community Media (ACM) would proceed with its plan to drastically cut editorial jobs at its Illawarra and South Coast newspapers.

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Government jumps the shark with inquiry into Q&A

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, 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.

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Actors and crew deliver #saveourstories petition to Parliament

Save Our StoriesLeading 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 grip) and Robyn Elliott (costume supervisor) met with Labor shadow ministers and key cross-benchers.

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MEAA concerned for mX staff

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at the planned closure of the mX masthead, the free commuter daily newspaper distributed in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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