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Amy Leiper, 28th March 2022

The Torres Strait Islanders Media Association (TISMA) saw an opportunity to share resources between its community radio station, 4MW, and the newspaper when they were approached by the Bousen family. After the paper closed in 2021, the family gifted the newspaper to TSIMA and Torres News returned to the community.

hfriedlander, 25th March 2022

The CBAA has no regulatory function. However the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice, registered with ACMA, requires all member radio stations to ensure fair and accurate reporting that does not cause distress or mislead listeners; and to represent viewpoints fairly without having a misleading emphasis, editing out of context or withholding relevant and available material.

hfriedlander, 24th March 2022

One of the CBAA’s key priorities is to remain engaged with, and responsive to, the needs of our members, and advocate for change in the interests of members and our sector in general. We're pleased to announce the release of our Member and Stakeholder Engagement Framework.

Frieda Lee, 23rd March 2022

A great outcome for community radio in The Future of Regional Newspapers in a Digital World: Inquiry into Australia's regional newspapers report published by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts this week. 

Amy Leiper, 23rd March 2022

With the 2022 Federal Budget just around the corner, National Radio News (NRN), is gearing up to provide community radio stations with full coverage. NRN journalist, Laura Devoy, will be joining Amanda Copp, NRN’s Political Reporter in Canberra on 29 March 2022 to help with this mammoth task. NRN’s News Director, Frank Bonaccorso, will be on hand to divvy budget related story assignments out to other journalists. The day will be long and busy. We thought you might like to know how it works.

jbisset, 23rd March 2022

Working with our local stations, we’re strengthening and growing community radio local, state and national news. Through our initiatives, we’re committed to supporting news and journalism in the community radio sector.

hfriedlander, 22nd March 2022

Today across Australia, over 30 media outlets will stop publishing news for 24 hours in a collective freeze to fight for the future of Australian news media. The news freeze will let the world know that small and medium news publishers are #WaitingOnZuck to pay for journalism and content that appears on the Facebook platform. 

Amy Leiper, 22nd March 2022

Australian businesses will be able to register new .au direct names in a few days. These domain names are available to the public on a first come, first served basis and can be registered via any participating .au accredited registrar.

Frieda Lee, 21st March 2022

The Select Committee on Regional Australia has concluded its inquiry into regional Australia and published its report: Pride of Place: Inquiry into the future of Regional Australia.

Alex Crerar, 15th March 2022

Jeremy joined the CBAA's Digital Radio Projects in early 2022 bringing with him an array of knowledge and expertise. Despite his newcomer status at the CBAA, Jeremey isnt new to community radio, hosting his own show on Sydney's 2RRR. 

Amy Leiper, 15th March 2022

Silver Memories' Gary Thorpe OAM named one of Pro Bono's 2022 most inspiring and influential people working for social change

Frieda Lee, 14th March 2022

The ACMA has made some minor changes to their Political and Election Matter Guidelines. 

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Danny Chifley, 14th March 2022

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

You know what makes your station great, but what is the best way to convey your vision and value to prospective sponsors?

Marge Graham

jbisset, 9th March 2022

The last few days and weeks have been extremely tough for many of our stations – and the staff and volunteers that power community radio. Some stations have gone off air due to loss of power and access. Devastatingly, 88.9 FM Richmond Valley Radio in Coraki, NSW has been badly damaged by the floods. And our thoughts are especially with River FM 92.9 in Lismore at this time, as the flood took the life of one of their presenters, Marge Graham.


Amy Leiper, 8th March 2022

CBAA’s CEO, Jon Bisset, and Head of Advocacy and Communications, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat represented both CBAA and the Local & Independent News Association as they appeared in front of the House of Representatives' Standing Committee on Communications and Arts to address its inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers. They were joined by Ian Cole, Station Manager for Outback Radio and Editor/Publisher of The Western Herald.

Amy Leiper, 7th March 2022

FIRST SOUNDS Vol.8 is calling for track entries in any genre from independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians who want to be heard on community radio airwaves and featured by indigiTUBE.

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Danny Chifley, 1st March 2022

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

Terry Mather - Hobart FM

Danny Chifley, 1st March 2022

It is with great sadness that the CBAA and the community broadcasting sector marks the passing of Terry Mather OAM.

hfriedlander, 28th February 2022

In response to challenges faced by the hyperlocal news industry, the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas (JNI) has partnered with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) to develop an industry-wide capacity-building organisation, the Local and Independent News Association (LINA).

Amy Leiper, 25th February 2022

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

With the Community Radio Plus app launch nearing, we want to showcase its features to our community broadcasters and provide you with the information you need to promote it to your listeners.