South Australian Association for Media Education Inc.
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P.O. Box 300, Ingle Farm, South Australia, 5098

2006 Executive Meeting Minutes

Caffe Paparazzi, Malvern, Unley Road, 4.30 p.m.

Present:  Grant Brindal, Thom Burns, Tom Glouftsis, Julie Haar

  1. MEETING OPENED:  4.45pm Executive members were welcomed.
  2. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES for April 11 were presented
    MOVED: Tom
    SECONDED: Thom
    1. Showcase was successful despite a few less attending.  More entries and greater variety.  Publicity/promotion was on light side.  Look for sponsorship.  Contacting students from previous year a problem.  Worthwhile keeping MRC?  Use another venue?  Presenter needs to be lined up earlier.  Timing?
      Why is there a technology showcase but not a media one from SSABSA?
      Thom to write letter to SAC arguing for this – particularly in light of new syllabus for this year.  Vote of thanks to Thom.
    2. Premier’s letter – still no reply apart from an acknowledgement.  Have since sent a second letter proposing the idea of a Premier’s Media Challenge.
    3. Tertiary members drive – Thom spoken to Trudi Sweeney about Media Ed & working together on Wintonick.  Ongoing issue.  Thom & Grant to pursue.
    Outgoing – Letter to Premier, CEASA membership, membership (problems with DECS emails – batches from outside)
    1. T&D – Alan Ellis “School Torque” keen to work with SA teachers and students later in year.  Think about working with SASOSE next year.
    2. Democracy Project – Group continuing to meet each term but fewer people are attended.  Moving forward with working groups established but still no funding for a project officer or writer.  Valley View Secondary involved in producing a documentary about the composing of a song (on the theme of democracy) for next year’s Primary Schools Music Festival.
    3. Funding, sponsorship & membership drive – should include a slip for lapsed members as a reminder.  Grant suggested we apply for government funding to buy a new laptop.  Agreement for this and Grant will investigate.
    4. Name Change – Grant suggested we think about using a trading name as SAAME is a mouthful particularly if being introduced on radio.  Suggestion is Media Education SA but that we don’t use the accompanying acronym.  All were in favour of doing this – Grant will investigate legalities.
    5. National Media Education Conference – ‘eMerging Realities’ Brisbane, October 6-8 at QUT Garden Grove.  Details can be downloaded from
    6. Lobbying/ complaints – ACMA, newsletter, ACMASPHERE (free to anyone who asks for it), published details of our complaint against ‘Today Tonight’ invading privacy by using a hidden camera even though this complaint was not upheld.
    1. Finance – healthy.  Some royalty fees arrived (~ $50).  Agreed that we continue to support CAMEO website and pay the domain name fee ($110 for 2 years).  Mercury Cinema hire fee to be paid.
    2. Media Wise – Tom needs articles.  Thom to do one about the Showcase, conference details, something from John Cronin (?).
    3. Media Moves – Programs being broadcast each month.  Lots of movie tickets being given away.
  7. A.O.B – None
  8. NEXT MEETING:  Decided to return to this venue, Week 4 of term 3, following a SSABSA meeting, Monday August 14, 6.30pm
  9. MEETING CLOSED 6.20pm

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