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Reece Kinnane, 30th January 2023

The community broadcasting sector has welcomed the launch of a new national cultural policy – Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place.

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Joshua Cole, 9th January 2023

The CBAA is pleased to welcome you to the January 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.

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Frieda Lee, 14th December 2022

2022 was a big year in advocacy for the CBAA. We have worked hard to ensure that community broadcasting is front of mind in any government process on emergency management, news, and community resilience. We have cemented strong relationships with policy makers across the political spectrum and secured ongoing funding vital to the sector’s ability to stay on air.

Here is a snapshot of our advocacy efforts and impacts over 2022.

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Joshua Cole, 6th December 2022

The team at CBAA is always working on ways to make it easier to listen to community radio, and we are proud to announce the following additions to the ways that listeners can access Community Radio Plus:

  • Amazon Alexa devices
  • Android Auto in compatible vehicles
  • Apple CarPlay in compatible vehicles
  • Sonos devices
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Reece Kinnane, 2nd December 2022

A bill to support community broadcasting (the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Community Radio) Bill 2022) passed through the Parliament overnight.

The Bill will streamline licensing, provide greater certainty for stations, and enhance the sustainability of the community broadcasting sector.

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Joshua Cole, 1st December 2022

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the December 2022 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.

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Joshua Cole, 30th November 2022

The CBAA is pleased to welcome you to the November 2022 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.

Alex Crerar, 29th November 2022

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

Community broadcasters have a unique and trusted relationship with their audiences, including young people in diverse communities around Australia.

We can all play a positive role in promoting the important issue of online safety. 

Alex Crerar, 28th November 2022

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

The Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice review is currently underway.

The Codes set out programming and operational standards that stations must follow. The CBAA is responsible for coordinating a periodic review of the Codes to ensure that they keep up with changing community standards and remain relevant in the contemporary media environment.

Joshua Cole, 22nd November 2022

Is your station running, or planning to run, radio reading programs for people with print disabilities?

Alex Crerar, 8th November 2022

Each year at the CBAA Conference, we hold the Women & Gender Diverse People’s Forum, an opportunity for community broadcasters who identify as part of this group to get together to discuss the issues that are important to them.

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Frieda Lee, 3rd November 2022

Michelle Rowland MP has introduced the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Community Radio) Bill 2022 (the Bill) to Parliament.

Alex Crerar, 2nd November 2022

The 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards, is the community broadcasting sector's chance to come together to celebrate collective and individual achievement. This year's awards saw over 300 excellent entires across 30 categories, giving our judges a tough task in selecting this year's winners. A huge thank you to all those who entered the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards and congratulations to all the finalists and winners. 

Alex Crerar, 25th October 2022

The community broadcasting sector has welcomed the first budget from the Albanese Government tonight.

The Budget handed down by the Treasurer has provided much needed funding certainty for community broadcasting with $88 million allocated over the next four years.

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Joshua Cole, 21st October 2022

CBAA has a range of resources for stations that are considering or already engaged in emergency broadcasting, covering everything from the basics how to handle the trauma and stress that can build while reporting on challenging circumstances.

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Frieda Lee, 12th October 2022

The CBAA made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters recommending that the media blackout restrictions on community and commercial radio and television broadcasters be removed.

Alex Crerar, 12th October 2022

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the October 2022 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.

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Joshua Cole, 11th October 2022

Fires, floods, and COVID-19 have made for a tough few years for Australians, especially those in regional and remote communities.

Alex Crerar, 28th September 2022

Nominations now open for the 2022 Women and Gender Diverse People's Representative

Alex Crerar, 7th September 2022

Telling your own story can be a challenging process, knowing what stories to tell, what information to include, how much of yourself to share to get your intentions and knoweldge across to your audience. This is something Pariya Taherzadeh knows all too well, the multi-award winning podcast producer is an expert in how to tell your story in the most effective, engaging way, and shes here to share her tips and tricks. Special thanks to AFRTS for supporting this webinar.