Pacific Mags company offer and survey

Pacific Mags company offer and survey The Pacific Magazines collective agreement is under renegotiation, after management put forward a proposal for the new agreement. To see the full proposal click here and fill in the survey here. For more information contact Claire O'Rourke on 02 9333 0935 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2009 Walkley Winners Announced

ImageHe lost three Walkley trophies when the Black Saturday bushfires destroyed his Kinglake home, but now The Australian's Gary Hughes? trophy case will be groaning after he took out the 2009 Gold Walkley and Best Print News Report for his accounts of the disaster. News Ltd also presented Hughes with three replacement trophies for those he lost. FoI campaigner Michael McKinnon was recognised for Journalism Leadership, and Tony Stephens for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism at the 54th Walkleys in Sydney last night. Get the details on all the winners here.

Federal Council Kicks Off

ImageFederal Council, the decision-making body of the Alliance made up of 81 working members from all sections and from all around Australia, will in Sydney today and tomorrow to discuss ways to deal with the rapid changes reshaping the media and entertainment industries, and how we can turn these changes to the benefit of members. This follows two days of meetings by the different parts of the union. The Federal Council will hear from a range of guest speakers, including Minster for the Arts, Peter Garrett, this afternoon. For regular Federal Council updates go here.

Alliance Calls For Inquiry Into Mindanao Massacre

ImageThe Rudd Government must use every diplomatic avenue to pressure the Arroyo administration in the Philippines to order an immediate, independent investigation into the massacre in Mindanao this week of members of a 60 person convoy, among whom at least 32 were journalists. Identification of bodies continues. The Alliance has written to the minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith, asking him to urgently intervene to put pressure on the Philippines government to investigate these murders and to further guarantee the safety of media workers in the region. 


WA's Top Journalists Honoured

ImageCongratulations to all prize winners at Saturday's 2009 WA Media Ball & Awards. The West's Gary Adshead and Sean Cowan won this year's top award, The Daily News Centenary Prize, and dedicated their win to the late News Ltd political columnist Matt Price, whose work inspired journalists everywhere. West editor Brett McCarthy immediately offered to sponsor a new prize next year to honour Matt's memory. Full list of winners follows.


?Don?t go to Fiji,? Alliance Urges Travel Writers

ImageThe Alliance has strongly urged the Australian Society of Travel Writers not to accept a bid for its annual general meeting to be hosted in Fiji next year, in view of the Fiji military regime's strict censorship and hardline in controlling news reporting.Click read more for further information.