Cartoonists and Artists

MEAA members are negotiating with Nine newspapers (Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times, WA Today) for an agreement that outlines minimum rates and conditions of engagement.  Tell us what you think a fair minimum rate for freelance artists and cartoonists should look like. Information you provide below will be kept confidential, data…

Nine Newspapers freelancers for fair rates

Despite enormous company profits and the rising cost of living, rates for freelancers at Nine have been going backwards for over a decade. It’s time for Nine to respect its freelancers. Freelancers who contribute to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times and WA Today are standing together for: Fair minimum rates and annual rate…

Rights for Guardian Freelancers

Guardian freelancers are standing together for minimum standards, and we need you to stand with us.  Hundreds of media workers, readers and subscribers have joined the campaign and got Guardian management to the table, but we have a long way to go before they commit to real change and an agreement for freelancers.  By standing…

Freelance Journalists’ Charter of Rights

  We are seeking member endorsement of the MEAA Freelance Charter of Rights.  Freelance journalists, photographers, writers, editors, producers, cartoonists and illustrators are a vital part of the media industry, and we are standing together to set a floor for pay and conditions and protect quality journalism. The MEAA National Freelance Committee has compiled almost…