Jim Remedio at 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards

Vale James Daniel Remedio

Joshua Cole, 17th March 2023


2.2.1944 – 16.3.2023
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following contains images of deceased persons.
The CBAA and the community broadcasting family are saddened by the loss yesterday of James Daniel Remedio, who passed away at the age of 79 in the company of family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters Teresa, Jane, Marcella and wife Dianne.

The CBAA would like to offer our condolences to Jim's family, friends and colleagues.

Jim Remedio was a respected Elder and proud Torres Strait Islander man. He was born in 1944 in Cairns to Torres Strait Islander parents. His mother Marcellina Pearl Remedio has kinship connections to Murray Island in the Torres Strait.

Jim dedicated most of his working life to elevating and amplifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and causes in the Australian media.

His achievements have been acknowledged with the Centenary Medal for Services to the Community in 2000 and his induction into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll in 2019.

The CBAA and community broadcasters awarded Jim the Michael Law award at the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards. This is the community broadcasting sector’s highest honor, which was awarded to Jim in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the community broadcasting sector and his lifelong dedication and leadership to championing, and providing a platform for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in Australian media.

Jim’s influence and leadership in community broadcasting spanned over 40 years and all over Australia from Bendigo community radio to Radio Larrakia in Darwin, Yamatji Media in Carnarvon, 3KND Kool 'N’ Deadly in Melbourne and CAAMA in Alice Springs.

Jim was also a leader for many other bodies. He was founding member of the National Indigenous Media Association of Australia; on the original board of the National Indigenous Television Network; a Grants Committee member of the Community Broadcasting Foundation; a chairperson of the Australian Indigenous Communications Association; a chairperson of Queensland Remote and Aboriginal Media, a board member of First Nations Media Australia and Vice President (Oceania) for the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters.

His loss will be felt greatly by our community of community broadcasters. His work and achievements leave a great legacy for Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media.
Jim Remedio at 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards

Photo: Jim Remedio, returning to his seat after receiving the Michael Law Award and a standing ovation at the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards.

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