HuffPost 'disrespects' redundant staff: Union. The journalists' union, the MEAA, has met with staff from Huff Post Australia still reeling from the site ending its joint venture with Fairfax Media last week. MEAA media director Katelin McInerney said in a statement that staff had been better informed on the website's future in Australia from other news outlets than they were by their own employer: "They feel they were shown a lack of respect leading up to Wednesday's announcement. In contrast to the bullish public statements by both companies, there will be very few opportunities for the staff to be redeployed within Fairfax."

Fairfax and Huff Post announced last week that the partnership would end, and only some staff would remain with the pared-back local edition.