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 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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MEAA condemns passage of national security laws

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, has condemned the passing of the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No. 1 2014 in the House of Representatives today.

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MEAA says national security law an outrageous attack on press freedom in Australia

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, has described the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No 1 which been passed by the parliament an outrageous attack on press freedom in Australia.

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Non-publication order muzzles media

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is deeply concerned that a sweeping non-publication order is being used to muzzle the media from reporting the application of wide-ranging preventative detention orders that have been applied to persons detained by Australian Federal Police in last week’s anti-terror operations.

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MEAA condemns Fiji election news blackout

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and professional association for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at the imposition of a news blackout in the final days before Fiji’s resumption of democratic elections. The blackout began today ahead of the elections on Wednesday September 17. Violations of the blackout include heavy fine or 10 years imprisonment and the ban applies to foreign journalists in Fiji to report on the poll.

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Charges against French journalists in West Papua threaten media freedom for all

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the trade union and professional association for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at the implications for media access and reporting on events in West Papua following the arrest, detention and charging of two French journalists who now face five years jail.

Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat were in Indonesia working on a documentary about the West Papua separatist movement (OPM) for the French-German television channel Arte. They were arrested in Wewena, West Papua on Friday August 8 alongside three members of the OPM who were assisting the pair in their documentary. Video footage, audio recordings and the journalist’s belongings including phones and laptops were seized. The journalists, who were working on tourist visas, are being detained by immigration officials.

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