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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2009 Press Freedom Dinner

ImagePromising entertainment, solidarity and a chance to bid on a bunch of money can't buy opportunities this year's Press Freedom Dinner at Walsh Bay in Sydney on May 1 is an event not to be missed. With guest speaker Laurie Oakes (Chief Political Correspondent, Nine Network) and host Julia Zemiro (Host, SBS' RocKwiz). Tickets $130 or Media Partner Tables available. Proceeds provide emergency assistance for journalists in the Asia-Pacific region. To book email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ABCC Stoops To ?Bullying Tactics? Against Journalists

ABCC stoops to ?bullying tactics? against journalistsThe ABCC has turned its coercive powers onto journalists, issuing subpoenas to two publications in an attempt to force journalists to give up notes for their stories on the Westgate Bridge demarcation dispute.

According to the building industry watchdog's annual report, the ABCC substantially increased its use of its compulsory examination power in 2007-08, almost tripling the number of notices to attend and answer questions. The organisation conducted 54 interviews following the issue of notices in 2007-08 (46 of them in Victoria) compared to 20 in 2006-07.


ABC Accept New Offer, Call For Talks

ImageABC members have voted to accept management's most recent offer of an extension of their collective agreement until June 30,  2010 in exchange for a one off payment of a 0.25 per cent (lump sum of an annual ABC salary) and a 4 per cent  increase from July 1, 2009. In a letter to management staff expressed anger at the withdrawal of the original offer, approved by vote last year, and called for the immediate timetabling of discussions on the issues including the introduction of new technology, work level standards and performance management.

Walkley Review

ImageTo ensure their relevance in the rapidly changing media environment the Walkley Foundation will review the Walkley Award categories, judging and event for 2009 and beyond and welcomes your views. Full details here.

News Limited Community Newspapers Collective Agreement

News Limited Community Newspapers Collective AgreementThe second round of negotiations between the Media Alliance and News Limited commenced in Sydney today with the company seeking more time to make a pay offer News Limited's Group Employee Relations Manager, Andrew Biocca, said they will be in a better position to make a ?reasonable? offer when both parties meet next month. The company has also assured that if negotiations, in good faith, go beyond January, the operative date for the new agreement will be from 1 January 2009. Read full workplace bulletin here...

Life in the Clickstream: The Future of Journalism Report

Life in the Clickstream: The Future of Journalism ReportThe Alliance today launched Life in the Clickstream: The Future of Journalism report. The report is the culmination of industry research and regular events involving executives, journalists, academics and commentators, and aims to build an accurate picture of the extent and pace of industry change, to manage that change for the benefit of the whole industry and journalists in particular. How will newsrooms look? How will journalists? jobs change with technology and business conditions? How will journalism itself change? There is no doubt that some new tools, developed almost daily, will allow journalists to tell stories in vivid and exciting ways, using video, podcasts and slideshows, running full interviews online, showing documents and research trails for a richer experience.

Download the Life in the Clickstream: The Future of Journalism report here.