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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News Suburban Negotiations To Begin

ImageNegotiations for the News Limited agreement that covers the company's suburban papers across the country will begin in a fortnight. Members in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide are currently in the process of endorsing the log of claims. Enquiries to Claire This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ABC Offer Put To A Vote

ImageABC members at all sites will be asked to vote to extend the ABC agreement for 12 months (April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010) in exchange for a wage increase of 4%. The acceptance of this offer is on basis that the ABC enters into formal negotiations on work level standards, role templates ( ie grading of jobs) and performance management before the end of this year, and an expectation that if inflation exceeds 4% during the period the amount will be topped up.

News Ltd Community Claims

ImageStaff at News Ltd's community newspapers will meet over the next fortnight to endorse their log of claims for a new national collective agreement. Members will seek an annual 5% pay increase, automatic progression through to grade 4, and a 25% loading for casual staff. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or your delegate for more information. 

ABC Members Reject AAP Domestic

ImageABC members in TV, Radio and Online News, Radio Caff, and Radio Australia unanimously passed a resolution on Friday condemning management's decision to start using domestic AAP copy on ABC online. Members have called for the decision to be reversed immediately and for management to investigate whether the use of domestic AAP copy is a breach of the ABC charter. At the meeting members also called for the proper funding of the staffing and technology required to provide a comprehensive ABC online news service.

Walkleys Finalists 2008

Walkleys Finalists 2008 Finalists for the 53rd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were announced this week at events in Sydney and Melbourne. All finalists will now go on for judging by the Walkley Advisory Board across 34 categories in print, radio, television, photography and all media. Winners will be announced at the Walkley Award Gala Ceremony at Crown Palladium, Melbourne on November 27. View a full list here.

WA Police Powers Rejected

ImageThe Alliance has rejected an inquest finding that WA police should get new powers to silence investigative reporting. ?WA is in danger of becoming a police state where the public right to know is treated as a crime.? Alliance WA branch secretary Michael Sinclair-Jones said.