2024 Budget Night Broadcast

CRN to Broadcast 2024 Budget Night Live

Joshua Cole, 9th May 2024

Tuesday, 14 May will be the moment when Australians think most about money, Federal Budget Day. As Treasurer Jim Chalmers announces the detail, community radio’s flagship current affairs show, The Wire, will broadcast a live budget special from inside Federal Parliament. On air from 8pm to 9pm it fits with the sector’s Roadmap 2033 goal of collaboration: between National Radio News, The Wire and other contributing stations.

2SER’s Presenter, Rod Chambers, along with a team of volunteers, will work with Federal Politics Reporter, Noah Secomb, NRN’s Sasha Foot, as well as Alexi Boyd, host and driving force behind Triple H’s Small Business Matters.

Executive Producer of The Wire, Eduardo Jordan says: “ It’s an exciting collaboration taking the Federal budget's impressions from Canberra to the community, capturing reaction, and strengthening the voices from each corner of Australia."


Broadcast Details

20:00-21:00 AEST, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 on CRN-1, Channel 630

The broadcast will be recorded and available on demand for any stations that wish to air it later.

Programs that usually go to air from 8-9PM, Well, Well, Well and All the Best, will be available via FTP.

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The Federal Budget 2024, on Tuesday 14 May, resulted in a collaboration in the spirit of Roadmap 2033, between The WireNational Radio News2SER, Hornsby's Triple H and the Community Radio Network.


The CBAA is seeking a substantially increased funding allocation for community broadcasters in the 2024/25 Federal Budget to deliver Roadmap 2033: Community Broadcasting’s plan for greater impact in every Australian Community.


It’s been a busy few weeks for sector advocacy. The CBAA has met with over 50 politicians to build support for Roadmap 2033. We made important submissions, in particular advocating for the role of community radio in the providing news services.