An Industry in Crisis

The Australian media industry is broken.

More media workers are freelancing than ever before, yet freelancing is less secure, less safe, and less profitable.

Freelancers are getting organised and standing together to end the crisis. 

Together we are working to make rates fair and transparent, get paid on time for our work and be protected from exploitation.

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Rate Tracker

The MEAA Rate Tracker is a tool by members, for members. By anonymously telling your colleagues what you were paid for a gig, you’re helping to build transparency and prevent undercutting. The more information you can provide, the closer we get to being able to set fair standards for freelancers in Australia.

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The National Freelance Committee

We are working freelance journalists from across Australia and proud MEAA members.
We aim to build power for freelance journalists to win a stronger industry with fair pay and respect for freelancers.