Call for entries: Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year

sm mediaAre you a hardworking freelance journalist who deserves to stand out from the crowd? Entries are now open for The Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year presented by Newzulu.

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Fairfax redundancies – negotiations update


sm mediaYour representatives met today with Greg Hywood and Allen Williams. Also present from the company were Rod Quinn, Andrew Holden, Darren Goodsir, Michael Stutchbury and Greg Moses. We are disappointed to report that the tone of the meeting was not constructive, and your representatives were forced to terminate it after roughly an hour.

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Cutting funding at ABC and SBS is a broken promise and will cost jobs and services

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) condemns the Federal Government's cut of $43.5 million over four years in the funding for Australia's public broadcasters announced in the Budget tonight. The funding cuts are a broken promise and are being inflicted on organisations that are already starved of funds. The two broadcasters have repeatedly demonstrated that they are efficient managers of their triennial funding.

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Fairfax Update

sm mediaHouse Committee representatives today had some productive discussions with the company.

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Update on Fairfax

sm mediaMEAA has fielded several requests from MEAA Media members not working at Fairfax Media, for an update following this week’s snap 24 hour stop work, which followed management’s announcement of 70 redundancies.

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Outcomes from Fairfax House Meeting

sm mediaMEAA members voted to return to work at the conclusion of the 24-hour stop work.  The following motions were carried.

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