Covering the Voice Referendum

WEBINAR: Covering the Voice Referendum

Joshua Cole, 18th September 2023

Join us in a discussion around the CBAA guidance materials for The Voice Referendum circulated a few weeks ago.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • News and current affairs Code of Practice (3.6) – how will they apply here?
  • What are stations’ obligations around accuracy and diversity of viewpoints?
  • Do you have to cover marginal opinions?
  • Can you take a position on the referendum, and how does this affect coverage?
  • Finding the facts and managing disinformation
  • Referendum overview – where did it come from and what will the key issues be?
  • Where to go for trusted information and sources 
  • How to spot disinformation and where to check it
  • Practical examples/case studies 
  • Question time at the end

Date: 3-4PM AEST, Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Presented by:

Jon Bisset PortraitJon Bisset, CEO of the CBAA








Martin Davies CBAA Network News DirectorMartin Davies, Network News Director at the CBAA

Martin Davies is the CBAA's Network News Director, coordinating the development, scheduling, and sharing of news and current affairs content across the Community Radio Network. He previously worked at the BBC World Service in London as Regional Executive Editor for Africa and the Middle East,  and also as overnight editor for the most listened to news and current affairs morning show, on World Service. 






Miguel D'SouzaMiguel D'Souza, Partnerships and Community Lead at RMIT

Miguel D’Souza is a journalist and former Google News Teaching Fellow with more than twenty years in newsrooms for Seven, SBS,, and later Australian Associated Press. Before that, he was a community radio volunteer for 12 years with Sydney’s 2SERFM.  Miguel has been sharing his advice and guidance to the CBAA on behalf of RMIT Factlab and Crosscheck, around The Voice to Parliament and checking facts. 






Catch up on the webinar via CBAA Learning.


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The National Radio News (NRN) team held a professional development workshop over two days on June 5th and 6th, aimed at creating greater engagement between journalists in the newsroom in Bathurst and the News Project, which is building a network of stations within the community radio sector to create and share news and interviews across Australia. 


*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

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