News Corp Freelancers

Freelancers at News Corp have had enough of stagnant rates and slow payments and are coming together to improve their rates and conditions! Sign our open letter to call on management to come to the table to negotiate an agreement which gives contributors the respect of having a say in their terms of engagement. We…

Guardian Freelancers

Guardian Freelancer Social Media Day of Action – July 30th 2024 Since June 2021, Australian freelancers at The Guardian have been campaigning for a collective agreement to codify minimum rates and fair work conditions. There have been some wins along the way, but Guardian management still won’t give freelancers the respect of having a say…

Podcast Rates

MEAA Podcasters Group The MEAA Podcasters Group is working to create a fair and sustainable podcasting industry in Australia. We represent podcasting workers whether they are freelance or contracted, part-time, full-time or casual. Our members undertake roles across the industry and include producers, sound designers, hosts and audio engineers. If you work in podcasting and would…

Active Freelance Agreements and Policies

Freelance journalists, photographers, writers, editors, producers, cartoonists and illustrators play an integral role in the media industry, and we are standing together to set a floor for pay and conditions and protect quality journalism. In a crucial step towards industry wide implementation of the MEAA Freelance Charter, MEAA freelancers at various publications have been fighting to…

Overland Freelancers

Overland are the first publication to sign on to the MEAA Freelance Charter! This is a huge step towards securing fair conditions and rates for freelancers across the industry. Freelancers at Overland have secured… Minimum rates and annual rate increases Timely payment following submission Superannuation for a secure retirement “Kill fees” for commissions that are…

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…

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…