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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Fairfax Media editorial staff are on strike

sm mediaMEAA members at the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, The Newcastle Herald, The Illawarra Mercury and The Canberra Times are on strike in protest at the company’s latest plan to cut jobs and cut quality.

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Fairfax redundancies an assault on quality journalism

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) says the latest round of redundancies at Fairfax Media's metro daily newspapers represent an assault on the quality journalism that has been the hallmark of the group for more than a century.

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