2019 MEAA Press Freedom Survey


Taking the temperature of press freedom in Australia in 2019.

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Press freedom in Australia has gradually been eroded in recent years by national security laws, a culture by the courts of suppressing information, the absence of unified protections for whistleblowers and journalists across the states, and by archaic defamation laws which place the onus of proof on publishers. 

MEAA is an active campaigner for press freedom in Australia, and we want to hear from you about what you regard as the most important issues.

This survey is open to people working in the media, whether MEAA members or not, and to media consumers. It will only take a couple of minutes to complete.

The survey is completely anonymous, but there is the opportunity to voluntarily provide further details at the end of the survey if you wish.

This information will be kept confidentially. Information about rates paid on individual productions will not be released publicly.


MEAA values your privacy (read our privacy policy here). This information will only be used internally by the union to identify key goals and objectives for our industry. By providing personal details MEAA may contact you directly to request further or more detailed feedback.

Authorised by Paul Murphy, Chief Executive, Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance