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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Applications now open for Women in Media NSW mentoring program

sm mediaLeading journalists will mentor female colleagues to offer career support in an increasingly challenging environment for media professionals. Women in Media (WiM) aims to address gender inequality in workplaces and support women to tackle these issues head on.


MEAA: ABC consultation must be transparent and genuine

allianceThe local coverage ABC is famous for, and on which local communities have come to rely, has been dramatically reduced in the plans announced today by Mark Scott.


Quentin Dempster's ABC rally speech

MEAAThousands of ABC supporters, community leaders, politicians and media personalities rallied in Sydney's Town Hall Square yesterday as ABC staff prepare for significant job losses to compensate for $254 million in government funding cuts. Deputy Opposition leader Tanya Plibersek, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and other supporters addressed the assembled masses. Quentin Dempster, journalist for thirty years and staffer at the ABC for twenty years delivered this address.


MEAA Statement on ABC and SBS funding cuts

sm mediaThe announcement today that upwards of $300 million in funding will be cut from the ABC and SBS over the next five years confirms the worst fears of staff and the community.


MEAA’s Alliance Centenary Lecture

sm mediaThe lecture is a keynote address, and in 2014 is a part of the Storyology media summit. Each year the lecture is a signpost examining the future for the craft of journalism within the dynamic changes buffeting the media industry.


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.