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Frieda Lee, 12th October 2022

The CBAA made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters recommending that the media blackout restrictions on community and commercial radio and television broadcasters be removed.

Alex Crerar, 12th October 2022

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the October 2022 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Each month, our project team develops a series of 20 short radio segments designed to promote help-seeking behaviour and positive lifestyle choices, using interviews with service providers, as well as profiles of people who have successfully dealt with tough times in their lives.

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Joshua Cole, 11th October 2022

Fires, floods, and COVID-19 have made for a tough few years for Australians, especially those in regional and remote communities.

Alex Crerar, 28th September 2022

Nominations now open for the 2022 Women and Gender Diverse People's Representative

Alex Crerar, 7th September 2022

Telling your own story can be a challenging process, knowing what stories to tell, what information to include, how much of yourself to share to get your intentions and knoweldge across to your audience. This is something Pariya Taherzadeh knows all too well, the multi-award winning podcast producer is an expert in how to tell your story in the most effective, engaging way, and shes here to share her tips and trick's. Special thanks to AFRTS for supporting this webinar.

Alex Crerar, 5th September 2022

The full list of Award finalists can be found below. Winners will be announced at the CBAA Conference 27-29 October, along with the recepients of the Michael Law and Tony Staley Awards. 

Congratulations to all who has participated in this years program. 

Alex Crerar, 31st August 2022

This month we find out about 13YARN, offering confidential support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We learn about headspace's campaign on the mental health of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. We catch up with R U OK? about the difference we can make in someone’s life if we ask them ‘are you okay?, and we hear about the work Roses in the Ocean is doing to provide safe spaces for people experiencing emotional or suicidal distress. 

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Frieda Lee, 31st August 2022

The CBAA has made a submission to the consultation on a new National Cultural Policy. The CBAA emphasised the unique and transformative role played by community broadcasters in supporting creative and cultural industries to find an audience and build a platform for growth. We highlighted the incredible work that stations are doing to champion local arts and artists. We called for the new policy to recognise community broadcasting as an integral part of the arts and culture ecosystem in Australia.

Alex Crerar, 23rd August 2022

This year the CBAA Awards recived over 300 entires over 30+ categories. We are thrilled with the calibre of entrants this year and look forward to celebrating our finalists and winners.

Sharmaine Spencer, 23rd August 2022

The Avalon Story is a show on Radio Northern Beaches that was created to mark the centenary of the naming of the suburb, and celebrates its people and places on the airwaves. 

Alex Crerar, 22nd August 2022

The last in-person CBAA Conference was held in 2019 in Melbourne. For Angie Vaughan, the new fresh faced station manager of Coffs Harbour Youth and Community Radio 104.1 CHY FM, the conference came at just the right time. Networking with the community radio family helped her benefit from the experiences of others and enabled her to rise to the challenges she faced rebuilding the station.

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Alex Crerar, 17th August 2022

The CBAA would like to extend a warm welcome to one of our newest members of staff, Mere Saladrau. Mere joins us as Member Coordinator where she will be the first point of contact between the CBAA and our members, providing support and guidance.
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Frieda Lee, 17th August 2022

In May the CBAA made a submission to the NSW Government inquiry into the response to major flooding across New South Wales in 2022. The report released by the committee last week strongly recognises the critical role played by community broadcasters during the floods and made recommendations to the NSW Government on supporting and funding community broadcasters.

 

Alex Crerar, 9th August 2022

The Local & Independent News Association (LINA) are looking for an energetic all-rounder who can lead projects, support our diverse members, coordinate operations, drive communications and engage with stakeholders and partners.

Alex Crerar, 9th August 2022

The Local & Independent News Association (LINA) is  looking for someone to provide support to members, primarily on issues of content management, SEO and web design. And also IT support to LINA to implement software systems, integration and automation.

Alex Crerar, 3rd August 2022

Paula is one of the CBAA's newest team members and we are thrilled to welcome her onboard. Paula joins us as the Member Parnerships Officer drawing on her previous experience in Human Resources to better understand our members and their needs. With a background as a musician and through her work in HR Paula is an incredible addition to the CBAA team, and we look forward to seeing her thrive in this new role. 

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Frieda Lee, 3rd August 2022

The CBAA's submission highlighted the critical role played by community broadcasters in delivering local information and connecting their communities through crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and recommended that the community broadcasting sector should be better utilised in government health and other advertising campaigns, including its COVID-19 campaign, to amplify messaging to otherwise under-served communities and provide targeted financial support to local community stations.

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Frieda Lee, 3rd August 2022

Last week the CBAA highlighted the critical role our sector plays in producing independent, original, local and hyperlocal news at a roundtable discussion on the Review of the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code.

Alex Crerar, 1st August 2022

​​Do you love community radio? Are you wanting to help local business promote their goods and services? Then Radio Eastern has a role for you! Radio Eastern are looking for motivated people to join their team of sponsorship representatives. 

Amy Leiper, 22nd July 2022

CBAA has secured funding for another three years for The Community Radio Suicide Prevention project, a partnership with the Department of Health. Through the project monthly segments are published as resources for stations to help educate listeners and to help with suicide prevention.