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Joshua Cole, 31st January 2024

The CBAA is seeking a substantially increased funding allocation for community broadcasters in the 2024/25 Federal Budget to deliver Roadmap 2033: Community Broadcasting’s plan for greater impact in every Australian Community.

Suicide Prevention Feb 2024

Joshua Cole, 31st January 2024

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the February 2024 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Jane Liang, 4th January 2024

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the January 2024 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Jane Liang, 18th December 2023

How do you prepare an awesome music interview? What kind of questions should you ask to get your artist fully engaged in an in-depth conversation? In this webinar, AMRAP Manager Andrew Khedoori will discuss tips and tricks on the delicate art of music interviewing for a great listening experience.

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

CBAA Webinar PodPoll 2023

Jane Liang, 14th December 2023

Deadset Studio’s Lead Strategist Kellie Riordan will share the latest exclusive insights from PodPoll 2023: Australia's podcast insights survey. She'll share data on podcast consumption in Australia, with a focus on how community radio stations with your communities of interest could position your podcasts.

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

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Joshua Cole, 7th December 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia is pleased to welcome you to the December 2023 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.

Protecting Privacy - Changes Ahead

Joshua Cole, 6th December 2023

Last week, the CBAA participated in a media industry roundtable hosted by the Attorney-General’s department to consider the Australian Government’s proposals for major changes to the Privacy Act, several of which may affect community broadcasters.

Keeping free-to-air services prominent

Joshua Cole, 6th December 2023

The proliferation of new types of media content and new types of devices has made it increasingly challenging for audiences to quickly locate traditional broadcasting services, including community broadcasting.

Roadmap 2033 Webinar

Joshua Cole, 27th November 2023

Join CBAA CEO Jon Bisset and Community Broadcasting Foundation CEO Jo Curtin as they explore Roadmap 2033, an exciting ten-year vision for the community broadcasting sector.

Jane Liang, 21st November 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is thrilled to announce a significant update to our branding, reflecting the evolving and vibrant nature of our organisation and the broad

Community Radio Stations Grow Newsroom Collaboration

Joshua Cole, 14th November 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia is supporting the growth of news collaboration among some of the leading community radio stations around Australia through the News Network Project.

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Joshua Cole, 14th November 2023

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

This webinar will explore interviews:
- Where to look for them
- Preparing properly and knowing your angle
- Key interviewing skills

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Joshua Cole, 14th November 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the November 2023 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.

Breaking barriers in community media through collaborative training and mentoring

Joshua Cole, 8th November 2023

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

Join us to learn about how CMTO's Audio Ability has revolutionised community broadcast training by putting people with disability at the centre of planning, design and delivery of training. The 16-week program breaks barriers, empowering people with disability and taps into an underrepresented cohort of volunteers. We are passing the mic to the participants of Audio Ability to listen to their experiences.

National Recycling Week 2023

Joshua Cole, 8th November 2023

With National Recycling Week just around the corner (13 - 19 November) we reached out to Planet Ark about services that recycle equipment and materials commonly used at radio stations. 

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Joshua Cole, 6th November 2023

The ABC and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) are pleased to announce a new 12-month strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to support the diversity of local news reporting, both geographically and culturally.

2023 Community Radio Awards Winners

Joshua Cole, 6th November 2023

The 2023 Community Radio Awards were a reflection of a dynamic time for the sector, with a record 350+ entries from a diverse range of stations across the country. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, and a big thank you to everyone who entered.  

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Joshua Cole, 1st November 2023

The CBAA is pleased to release our 2022-2023 Annual Review and Financial Report. The CBAA’s strategy to support our sector remains fit for purpose - we are dedicated to supporting community broadcasters to be stronger and more successful.

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Joshua Cole, 23rd October 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is excited to announce that we have partnered with KBI Specialty Insurance Brokers (KBI) to connect CBAA members with exclusive access to specialised insurance that meets the needs of community broadcasters. 

The Hon Michelle Rowland MP and CBAA CEO Jon Bisset at Roadmap 2033 Launch

Joshua Cole, 21st October 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) are excited to announce that Roadmap 2033 is ready. Roadmap 2033 provides a ten-year plan for the community broadcasting sector, outlining a shared vision of the future where community broadcasting is at the heart of every community.