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Frieda Lee, 18th May 2022

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, First Nations Media Australia and the Local & Independent News Association prepared a joint submission reviewing the operation of the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code from the perspective of independent, community-based news publishers and broadcasters.

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Frieda Lee, 18th May 2022

The CBAA has made submissions to the NSW Government on the vital role played by local community broadcasters during the 2022 flooding and other emergencies. 

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Frieda Lee, 18th May 2022

The Greens have committed to guaranteeing future funding for the community broadcasting sector.

Amy Leiper, 18th May 2022

CBAA celebrates Shankar Jayapandian from Radio4EB as part of National Volunteer Week.

Amy Leiper, 17th May 2022

Correspondents from stations across the country, including 8CCC2GLFRTRFM4ZZZFBi and 2SER will add to the coverage. We'll cross live to Amanda Copp and Emily Minnie who will be with election leaders at their gatherings. Partnering with university student publication, Junction Journalism, we will talk with a collection of experts and commentators to discuss policies and how they will affect different areas around the country.

Amy Leiper, 17th May 2022

CBAA celebrates volunteer Aeron Clark as part of National Volunteer Week.

Amy Leiper, 16th May 2022

As part of National Volunteer Week, CBAA celebrates Sarah Peterson from 4RFM.

hfriedlander, 13th May 2022

$12m over three years in package to support community radio & support for community TV.

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Frieda Lee, 10th May 2022

The CBAA has made a submission to the ACMA’s consultation on adopting a set of principles to guide the planning of AM to FM conversions in regional radio licence areas.

Amy Leiper, 10th May 2022

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) announced a second season of the From The Embers (From the Embers 2: Phoenix) short radio series and podcast will soon be released. 

Alex Crerar, 10th May 2022

The CBAA is excited to welcome Rashkia Singh to our finance team. Prior to her maternity leave Rashika held a simialr management accountant role at Films/ Dendy, her experience gained there and her extensive expertise in budgeting, reporting and working alongside managers to achieve collective goals makes her an incredible asset to the CBAA finance department and wider team. 

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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.

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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.