CBAA Annual Review 2012-13

Following a successful yet challenging year, we present an overview of 2012/13 highlights for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA).

This year the CBAA’s advocacy program can attest to real wins. We were successful in getting Amrap funding reinstated and community digital radio stations breathed a sigh of relief in June, when the Federal Government announced it would rectify the funding shortfall that had been threatening the future of current services. The announcement came following a strong community campaign of 43,000-plus supporters calling on the government to rectify the annual operational funding shortfall.

Consolidation of CBAA structures and operations over the past three years has also put the CBAA in a much stronger position to support members and allocate resources to building a higher profile for community broadcasting’s role and services.

In 2013/14 the focus of the CBAA will move from stabilisation and consolidation to development and growth with a particular focus on building capacity to ensure the CBAA can provide effective sector leadership and advocacy.

The CBAA Annual Review 2013-13 is available here.