Professional Programs

 

The Alliance supports our members through professional development programs. Find out more here.

MEAA Rule Change Notice

It is a requirement that registered industrial organisations, such as MEAA, publish on their website that alterations to the organisation’s Rules have been lodged with the General Manager of Fair Work Australia.

Read the rule change notice here.

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

sm mediaMEAA 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.

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APN - Email from Bryce Johns

sm mediaOn Friday 24 October, after receiving a request from MEAA for consultation around changes happening at Queensland Times office, ARM Editorial Director Bryce Johns wrote to staff about general news room changes.  The changes will see already stretched reporting resources doing more.  Mr Johns spoke of readers questioning ARM APN credibility and the need for more depth. Click 'Read More' to see the full communication.

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AFP fails the Balibo Five, impunity wins

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, condemns the decision of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to abandon the investigation into the jurder of five Australian journalists in East Timor. 

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You must remember this…

EG Whitlam and The Prez

It was the song that helped change a nation. On its 40th anniversary, Patricia Amphlett reflected on the influence of ‘It’s Time’ on the 1972 Federal Election campaign, her part in it – and the Whitlam legacy.

This article was originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald on November 12, 2012.

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Another year passes and still justice denied for the Balibo Five

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at media reports that suggest the Australian Federal Police (AFP) hasn't yet asked Indonesian authorities to help pursue the people responsible for the murder of the Balibo Five. Tomorrow, October 16, is the 39th anniversary of the murder of Australian journalists Brian Peters, Malcolm Rennie, Tony Stewart, Gary Cunningham and Greg Shackleton in the town of Balibo, East Timor.

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MEAA welcomes Albanese’s counter-terror law intervention

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, welcomes the intervention of Anthony Albanese in the discussion about Australia’s national security laws and the threats the latest tranches of amendments will have on journalists and the public’s right to know. MEAA believes Albanese’s statement is part of a growing concern among MPs about the spate of terror legislation being introduced into the parliament with insufficient discussion and debate on the implications of the powers being sought.

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