MEAA Christmas operating hours

allianceMEAA Member Central will be open on all non-public holidays. However operating hours and staff will be reduced.


Foxtel offer for MEAA members

allianceFoxtel continues to provide a home for quality Australian drama productions such as Wentworth and Devil’s Playground – and they want to make sure our members get to see them. So, for a limited time Foxtel are offering our members an amazing deal.


Fair Work Act under review

Alliance LogoThe Alliance has written a submission to the Review of the Fair Work Act. The Alliance has sought to redress a number of simple administrative burdens within the Act to make the processes easier for Alliance members when faced with individual and organisational disputes. Read our submission here.

Alliance on Convergence

Alliance LogoThe Alliance has made a submission on the Convergence Review's Australian and Local Content Discussion Paper. The Alliance has argued the need to support the creation of Australian content moving into the future supporting a mixed model of support measures for the short and long term. Read it here.

NZ Equity condemns changes to the Immigration procedures

Equity SectionNZ Equity has expressed its disappointment at the NZ Government’s decision to change the immigration process for the entry of temporary entertainment workers into New Zealand.

“The immigration process that has been in place for decades, was there to ensure that New Zealand performers were provided with reasonable opportunities to work on all film and television productions,” said NZ Equity President Jennifer Ward-Lealand. “The new minimal process will now provide carte blanche for New Zealand taxpayer supported productions to engage non-New Zealand performers for any and every role. This is contrary to the Government’s stated election policy of ‘Kiwi’s First’.”


Actors donate $NZ37,000 to Court Theatre

Chair of the Court Theatre Fundraising Appeal, Barbara Stewart and NZ Equity president, Jennifer Ward-Lealand

The Alliance and NZ Actors’ Equity have donated vital funds to Christchurch’s Court Theatre, which was destroyed in February’s earthquake. Read more at