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Community radio producing more local content and diversity than other stations CBAA tells Senate Inquiry

Tuesday 22 August, 2017
Community Broadcasting Association CEO Jon Bisset has told the Senate Inquiry into Public Interest Journalism, "community radio is producing more local content compared to other sectors... we play more local music and support a greater diversity."

"With the likely reduction of media ownership, community services are going to get more important as time goes on."

Independent Senators table motion for increased community radio funding

Thursday 22 June, 2017

A motion was moved in Parliament today calling on the Australian Government to increase funding targeted for community digital radio long term, taking the Commonwealth contribution to $4.5M per annum in 2018-19, and commit to funding community radio at that level, indexed, on an ongoing basis.

It was in May the Turnbull Government announced new funding of $6.1 million over two years for the community radio sector to support digital radio services and one-off spectrum reorganisation costs for analog radio services. 

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