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Vision Radio Australia requires urgent funding or it may close

Monday 15 July, 2019
Members of the Vison Radio Australia team

Vision Radio Australia is urgently in need of $700,000 per annum to avoid possible closure at the end of this year.
 The 40-year-old community radio network for people with a print disability could close permanently without an injection of government funding, and closure would mean equal access to broadcast media for people with a print disability will be incredibly restricted and local and diverse content will be lost for good.
The organisation says that due to major changes in government funding with the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme it will now be difficult for Vision Australia to cover substantial broadcast fees.

The NDIS has meant major changes to the way disability support organisations, like Vision Australia are funded, and those changes will severely jeopardise the future of their radio service.
Vision Australia is intent on sending a strong message to decision makers, that protecting equal access to news, local voices and stories is critical, and they have set up a community support page  for networks, volunteers, other community radio stations and the community to help keep them on air by urging Members of Parliament to prioritise this issue.


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