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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.

Amy Leiper, 5th April 2022

CBAA announced today that Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ will be contributing content to the sector's flagship current affairs program, The Wire, available via the Community Radio Network. Having established a newsroom 45 years ago when 4ZZZ was founded, the station has always had a focus on local news.

Amy Leiper, 1st April 2022

The documentary, Rideability, winner of CBAA's 2021 National Features and Documentary Series (NFDS), has been shortlisted for the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Award in the category of Community Service. Winners will be announced at the Storytellers Gala virtual ceremony on April 26 2022.

Danny Chifley, 1st April 2022

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

Frieda Lee, 30th March 2022

The Australian Government has maintained funding for community broadcasting at $20.5m which is our sector's critical baseline to support community radio stations and sector-wide projects.

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.