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.

Fears For Missing Australian Journalist

ImageNo group has emerged to claim responsibility for abducting Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan who went missing in Somalia at the weekend. Brennan, 37, with his Canadian colleague Amanda Lindhout, Somali journalist Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi and their driver, who has been identified only as Mahad, have been missing since Saturday after leaving the Somalian capital, Mogadishu. "It is not clear whether they are being held for political purposes, bargaining chips or financial purposes," an NUSOJ spokesman told the Alliance. ?But journalists who spoke on condition of anonymity for their security said the abduction seems [to be a] pre-planned attack." Read full press release.

Queensland Media Awards: Finalists Announced

ImageFloods, drought, mining, corrupt cops, deaths in custody, the list of finalists in this year's Queensland Media Awards contains a lot of old favourites, yet the work produced by Sunshine State journalists remains as fresh and powerful as ever. The judges said the standard of entries this year was ?as high as ever. Queensland continues to be the source of some of this country's most outstanding journalism." View the full list of this year's finalists here.

Media Monitoring Offshore

ImageClose to 30 employees at Media Monitors have been made redundant as the company moves part of its press operations to Malaysia. Alliance members at Media Monitors have denounced the move and are calling on the company to reconsider its decision. A petition is currently being circulated amongst staff opposing management's decision to shift jobs offshore.

Fairfax Negotiations Update

ImageManagement yesterday confirmed their position that there is no need for a collective agreement at Fairfax Digital. Our claim seeks to include all Fairfax Digital journalists in the current agreement - so they can have access to the fair pay and conditions fought for and won over the years, like last year's $1900 copyright payment. The Alliance will return to the Industrial Relations Commission to get orders for a ballot of Fairfax metro members for protected industrial action.

SBS Responds To Members? Claims

ImageSBS management have now responded to a majority of the Alliance's claims for an improved collective agreement for SBS employees. View their responses here or contact Katie Nguyen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (NSW) or Jenny Farrar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (VIC) for full details.

Northern NSW Journalism Awards Announced

ImageThe wild storms that savaged the central coast of New South Wales last June, stranding a coal ship carrying 770 tonnes of fuel, inspired many of the winning stories recognised at Northern NSW Journalism Awards over the weekend. Judges praised NBN television reporter and the region's Journalist of the Year, Paul Lobb, for his ?compelling, entertaining and extremely newsworthy body of work,? covering the plight of the Pasha Bulker, which lay aground off Nobby's Beach in Newcastle for three weeks. His reports ?brought to life the human drama? judges said.  View a full list of winners here.