Professional Programs


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

Alliance 2015 Elections

The Fair Work Commission has made arrangements with the Australian Electoral Commission for elections to be conducted in 2015.

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MEAA and CPSU launch national campaign against ABC cuts

allianceFederal Opposition leader Bill Shorten, deputy Tanya Plibersek and leaders from the Australian arts and journalism communities will join forces to launch a campaign aimed at demonstrating the strength of public opposition to ABC funding cuts as part of a National Week of Action starting November 18.


Support #FreeAJStaff – Sydney event

sm mediaAl Jazeera English, The Walkley Foundation and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance invite you to a public forum to show your support for Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, and Mohamed Fahmy.


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.


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.


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. 


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.