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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Press Freedom Dinner: Get In Quick

ImageTickets to the Annual Press Freedom Dinner on May 1 are selling fast! If you are putting a table together we need to know now. Contact 1300 65 65 13. The Press Freedom Dinner is the year's largest fundraising event for the Alliance Safety and Solidarity Fund, which provides emergency assistance to Asia-Pacific colleagues in distress.


ABC/SBS Funding: Show Your Support

ImageTriennial funding for the ABC and SBS will be decided by next month's federal budget so we?ve got to keep up the pressure on politicians and remind them just how much we care about our public broadcasters. Click here to send an email and show your support!


Right To Know Free Speech Conference

Right To KnowLive blogging coverage of the Australia's Right To Know Free Speech conference will commence from 9:15am today. Click read more to follow it live, You can also follow all the developments on Twitter. And read a full version of  federal secretary Christopher Warren's address here.


Alliance Welcomes Shield Laws For Journalists

ImageThe Commonwealth Government's shield laws for journalists are a ?welcome and long overdue? development that will provide much-needed protection for journalists. The Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, this week announced the introduction of legislation that will deliver a degree of protection to journalists by giving judges discretion not to jail reporters for refusing to reveal their sources.


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.