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Government 'takes Community out of Radio' in digital radio funding cut

Wednesday 04 May, 2016

The CBAA has responded to the Federal Budget saying that it has failed to maintain funding for metropolitan community digital radio services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, and has "taken the community out of radio."

NEMBC calls for clarity in public statements

Friday 01 April, 2016

The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) has called for honesty in the dispute over the Community Broadcasting Foundation’s "radical changes" to its funding and governance model.

The call is due to the CBAA's recent statements claiming that broadcasters are united in support of the CBF’s changes.

"This is clearly not the case," says the NEMBC.

NEMBC President Dr Tangi Steen says: 

Community Broadcasting sector bodies state their support for CBF changes

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Following on from our recent reports about the continuing dispute between the NEMBC and the CBF, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and others in the community broadcasting sector have come out to openly support the changes that have been proposed for the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF). 

CBAA Award Nominations now open

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

The CBAA Community Radio Awards celebrate excellence in community radio programming by recognising achievements in broadcasting nationally. Entries for this year's awards are now open and can be entered under the following categories:

Community and public radio at vivid ideas

Thursday 17 March, 2016
Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, will this year put a spotlight on the role of community and public radio during the Vivid Ideas program. 
It will discuss the role of public radio in unlocking creative potential of Australian communities by sharing diverse voices in interesting ways, connecting community members and building a distinctly Australian media culture. 

Internship opportunity for Australian community broadcasters

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

 This year, Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, will once again partner with the CBAA to award paid internships to radio and online journalists.
Community broadcasters can apply for a chance be selected for a three-month internship in Bonn, Germany.

New opportunities for community broadcasters

Monday 15 February, 2016

Two initiatives for community broadcasters are now open for applications.

Ethnic digital stations collaborate for special broadcast

Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Five ethnic digital community radio stations from across Australia will collaborate for the first time to deliver a special 10 hour national broadcast in celebration of Australia’s vibrant culture.

CBAA welcomes new board member

Wednesday 10 February, 2016

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has announced its newest Board Member, Anne Frankenberg, who will join the existing board in a casual vacancy for the remainder of 2016.
CBAA President Phillip Randall looks forward to having Frankenberg’s input as part of the Board this year:

Community radio supports broadcasting legislation changes

Monday 08 February, 2016

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has responded favourably to the amendments to the Broadcast Services Act (1992) and Radiocommunications Act (1992) progressing through Parliament last week.

CBAA Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset commended the Minister for Communications:


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