Funding cuts are jeopardising livelihoods in the arts, warns MEAA

sm equityAhead of a national roundtable on the future of the industry, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is warning funding pressures are jeopardising opportunities to make a career in the live performing sector.



sm equityImportant changes are being negotiated to the way performers will earn residuals in the future.


MEAA calls for Egypt pardon to be extended

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, remains concerned at the uncertainty surrounding the status of Peter Greste after his Al-Jazeera English colleagues were granted a presidential pardon in Egypt overnight.


Cabinet reshuffle can be a fresh start for arts sector, says MEAA

 allianceThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance welcomes the appointment of Senator Mitch Fifield to Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts as an opportunity to press the restart button.


MEAA recovers $100,000 for Avenue Q actors and musicians

allianceTwelve performers on the satirical musical Avenue Q have finally been paid after MEAA took legal action to recover $114,000 that was owed to them.


Legal battle for Avenue Q wages continues

sm equityEquity is attempting to recover more than $100,000 owed to members who worked on “Avenue Q” at the Enmore Theatre this year. Box office takings were frozen as a result of the producer’s ongoing legal battle with an ex-employer. The matter is in the Supreme Court.