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Frieda Lee, 10th May 2022

The CBAA has provided comments on the consultation draft of the ACMA Five-Year Spectrum Outlook 2022-27 with a specific focus on the work program for the upcoming year 2022-23.

A view of the world from space at night

Frieda Lee, 4th May 2022

In the lead up to the federal election we’ve been asked to remind you that the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme may apply to a small number of stations. 

Amy Leiper, 2nd May 2022

The CBAA is excited to launch the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards—celebrating the sector’s innovation, perseverance, and its community champions.

hfriedlander, 29th April 2022

"It's important for us to give First Nations people a voice, but of course, as a community radio station, we give all local people a voice" Tangiora Hinaki, Ngaarda Media

2BOB's Meet the Candidates flyer includes event details and an image of a ballot box

Frieda Lee, 29th April 2022

As part of their coverage of the May 21 Federal Election, 2BOB Radio extends an invitation to the community to their Meet the Candidates evening in the Manning Entertainment Centre at 7pm on Thursday May 12.

Danny Chifley, 29th April 2022

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia is pleased to welcome you to the May 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.

Amy Leiper, 27th April 2022

An eight-part series produced by the team at Service Voices.

Amy Leiper, 26th April 2022

The CBAA announced it has appointed Louisa Graham to its board to fill a casual vacancy. Ms Graham brings 20 years of executive manager and nonexecutive director experience in the not-for-profit sector, predominately in media, arts and campaign management as well as experience working in community radio.

Amy Leiper, 26th April 2022

Charles Sturt University journalism alumni and now Chief of Staff of the National Radio News newsdesk at the University’s Bathurst campus in NSW, Laura Devoy, has recently spent a week immersed in the excitement of the Federal Budget in Canberra.

Patrick Gorman MP visiting RTR FM

hfriedlander, 17th April 2022

In the 2022 Federal Election, the CBAA is seeking an increase in sector funding to $25m per annum - find out more and how you can help.

hfriedlander, 14th April 2022

​As we look to plan the CBAA Conference for October, we are seeking your participation to share the stories of how your community radio station have innovated and evolved over the past 12 months.

Frieda Lee, 13th April 2022

We’ve had a busy start to the year and things are getting busier with the 2022 Federal Election fast approaching. Here is a snapshot of our advocacy efforts and impacts since the last sector leadership update in December 2021.

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Danny Chifley, 12th April 2022

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

To coincide with National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2022, Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering, the CBAA is proud to welcome Volunteering Australia to our webinars. 

Amy Leiper, 12th April 2022

LINA announces it has appointed Claire Stuchbery as its inaugural Executive Director. Claire joins LINA after a 20 year career in media policy, stakeholder engagement, policy development and communications.

hfriedlander, 11th April 2022

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cbaacomms, 11th April 2022

Big Day Out Founder Ken West passed away. At one time The Big Day Out was recognised as the biggest touring festival in the world.

Amy Leiper, 8th April 2022

CBAA’s Political Reporter Amanda Copp will be filing stories not only from National Radio News' Press Gallery studios in Parliament House, but she will be on the road with the major parties where she'll be busy working on the lead-up to the Federal Election

Amy Leiper, 7th April 2022

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has approved a three-year study by Monash University to map and assess the impact of community music radio. The research project, ‘Community Music Radio: Building the Music-Media Ecosystem’, will begin later this year in collaboration with the CBAA, Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) and APRA AMCOS.

Alex Crerar, 6th April 2022

Jerome joined the CBAA as the head of finance in late 2021 and has quickly become an integral part of the CBAA team. Jeromes role as head of finance involves him in all apsects of the organisation from payroll to annual budgets and everything in-between. Jeromes brings with him extensive experience and a welcoming nature, we look forward to his development of the finance team at CBAA. 

Sharmaine Spencer, 5th April 2022

Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown is dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters.