National Features and Documentary Series

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An annual showcase of new work by Australian community radio producers. 

Open to all producers based at community radio stations around the continent, the National Features & Documentary Series has been mentoring producers to create radio stories since 2013.

Available to listen on community radio stations around Australia, as well as this website, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app.

Meet the 2020 National Features and Documentary Series producers and mentors here!

Individual file downloads are available for you to play on-air, at no cost. 

Contact the Community Radio Network on 02 9310 2999 or email crn@cbaa.org.au.

 

Produced with the assistance of the Department of Communications and the Arts via the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Training and mentoring provided by the Community Media Training Organisation.
 
2019 Series
Marion Cheedy Yurala

In the Pilbara, the duties of a yurala are handed down from father to son through the generations, as they are called on to perform songs and dances to make it rain.

Dylan Storer Living Water and Money to Make

In the north of Australia, enormous amounts of money are being invested in plans to irrigate using water from some of our wildest rivers.

Mia Armitage Living in Paradise

The so-called national homeless crisis continues to impact communities everywhere, from cities to regional Australia.

David Brown Transport for People with a Disability

Accessing transport can be a struggle for many, particularly if you have a disability. 

Saad Khalid Kings of the Desert

Their work was tough and the life that they lived is a largely a forgotten chapter in Australia’s history.

Bernard Namok Junior Let It Fly

Bernard Namok Senior designed the Torres Strait Flag, 27 years ago, but despite its continued use, it’s still not clear who owns the copyright to the design.

Amy McMurtrie Eradicating Difference

Pregnancy often involves pre-natal screening and testing, that can be mystifying and confusing.

Alice Ansara The CWA and the F Word

The Country Women’s Association is at the heart of rural traditional values, so when a young, urban feminist comes knocking on their door, will there be a place for her in the organisation?

Latest News from the National Features and Documentary Series

Andrew McLellan, 1st June 2020

Meet the producers, mentors and selection panel for NFDS 2020.

Katrina Hughes, 19th November 2019

Now available to listen online and broadcasting on Australian community radio stations is the sixth instalment of CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series, an annual showcase of new work by Australian community radio producers.

Marion Cheedy Yurala

Andrew McLellan, 13th November 2019

In the Pilbara, the duties of a yurala are handed down from father to son through the generations, as they are called on to perform songs and dances to make it rain.

Dylan Storer Living Water and Money to Make

Andrew McLellan, 13th November 2019

In the north of Australia, enormous amounts of money are being invested in plans to irrigate using water from some of our wildest rivers.

Mia Armitage Living in Paradise

Andrew McLellan, 13th November 2019

The so-called national homeless crisis continues to impact communities everywhere, from cities to regional Australia.