JERAA regularly provides input to government inquiries, and responds to issues in the national media on behalf of our members. The following submissions relate specifically to the national and international research environment for journalism, media and communications scholars.

2024

Submission on the News Media Assistance Program

JERAA urges the US to drop charges and return Assange to Australia

2023

Submission to the Review of options to support the independence of the national broadcasters

Submission to the Murdoch Media Inquiry Bill

JERAA calls on Meta to stop blocking Canadians from receiving news on Facebook and Instagram

2022

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018

Submission to the Inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print and digital).

2021

JERAA calls for urgent action to support Afghan journalists

Attacks on journalism education are an attack on press freedom

Sustained media coverage needed on Aboriginal deaths in custody

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Submission

JERAA demands Facebook stop blocking Australians from receiving news

2020

JERAA calls on Australian government to support local newspapers

JERAA Submission to Senate Inquiry on Media Diversity in Australia 2020

JERAA calls for dropping of all contempt of court charges relating to reporting of George Pell’s trial

JERAA calls for action after Duterte’s further attacks on press freedom

JERAA hails Judith Neilson Institute constructive journalism project

JERAA commends ABC on emergency broadcasts and calls for increased funding

2019

Submission to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification Review 2019

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Statement on Ministerial intervention in ARC Grants – 2017-2018

Statement regarding Australian Federal Police raids on Australian media