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Alex Crerar, 31st August 2022

This month we find out about 13YARN, offering confidential support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We learn about headspace's campaign on the mental health of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. We catch up with R U OK? about the difference we can make in someone’s life if we ask them ‘are you okay?, and we hear about the work Roses in the Ocean is doing to provide safe spaces for people experiencing emotional or suicidal distress. 

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Frieda Lee, 31st August 2022

The CBAA has made a submission to the consultation on a new National Cultural Policy. The CBAA emphasised the unique and transformative role played by community broadcasters in supporting creative and cultural industries to find an audience and build a platform for growth. We highlighted the incredible work that stations are doing to champion local arts and artists. We called for the new policy to recognise community broadcasting as an integral part of the arts and culture ecosystem in Australia.

Sharmaine Spencer, 23rd August 2022

The Avalon Story is a show on Radio Northern Beaches that was created to mark the centenary of the naming of the suburb, and celebrates its people and places on the airwaves. 

Alex Crerar, 22nd August 2022

The last in-person CBAA Conference was held in 2019 in Melbourne. For Angie Vaughan, the new fresh faced station manager of Coffs Harbour Youth and Community Radio 104.1 CHY FM, the conference came at just the right time. Networking with the community radio family helped her benefit from the experiences of others and enabled her to rise to the challenges she faced rebuilding the station.

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Alex Crerar, 17th August 2022

The CBAA would like to extend a warm welcome to one of our newest members of staff, Mere Saladrau. Mere joins us as Member Coordinator where she will be the first point of contact between the CBAA and our members, providing support and guidance.
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Frieda Lee, 17th August 2022

In May the CBAA made a submission to the NSW Government inquiry into the response to major flooding across New South Wales in 2022. The report released by the committee last week strongly recognises the critical role played by community broadcasters during the floods and made recommendations to the NSW Government on supporting and funding community broadcasters.


Alex Crerar, 3rd August 2022

Paula is one of the CBAA's newest team members and we are thrilled to welcome her onboard. Paula joins us as the Member Parnerships Officer drawing on her previous experience in Human Resources to better understand our members and their needs. With a background as a musician and through her work in HR Paula is an incredible addition to the CBAA team, and we look forward to seeing her thrive in this new role. 

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Frieda Lee, 3rd August 2022

The CBAA's submission highlighted the critical role played by community broadcasters in delivering local information and connecting their communities through crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and recommended that the community broadcasting sector should be better utilised in government health and other advertising campaigns, including its COVID-19 campaign, to amplify messaging to otherwise under-served communities and provide targeted financial support to local community stations.

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Frieda Lee, 3rd August 2022

Last week the CBAA highlighted the critical role our sector plays in producing independent, original, local and hyperlocal news at a roundtable discussion on the Review of the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code.

Alex Crerar, 1st August 2022

​​Do you love community radio? Are you wanting to help local business promote their goods and services? Then Radio Eastern has a role for you! Radio Eastern are looking for motivated people to join their team of sponsorship representatives. 

Amy Leiper, 22nd July 2022

CBAA has secured funding for another three years for The Community Radio Suicide Prevention project, a partnership with the Department of Health. Through the project monthly segments are published as resources for stations to help educate listeners and to help with suicide prevention.

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Amy Leiper, 19th July 2022

CBAA's dedicated e-learning platform for community broadcasters across Australia, CBAA Learning, will now include ouor latest webinar recordings.

That means if you've missed a webinar or would like to revisit a webinar you attended, you can easily do this by going to CBAA Learning. The platform carries a wide array of topics of interest to all community broadcasters, making it possible for you to learn from experts from the comfort of your own workstation. The latest topics include: Basics of Community JournalismFundraising as a Positive MessageEmail Marketing, and Developing Volunteer Talent or Webcasting-Podcasting Essentials. 

Amy Leiper, 19th July 2022

Creative Victoria and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) are partnering to revive Melbourne’s live music scene with community radio set to produce the events. 

Amy Leiper, 19th July 2022

If you have a radio automation system, you can now add your ‘Now Playing’ information to the Community Radio Plus app. This makes it easier for listeners to know what is playing now and what has been played over the last hour so.

Amy Leiper, 15th July 2022

National Radio News celebrates 25 years!

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Amy Leiper, 14th July 2022

All community radio station websites that have been built by CBAA's Web Services can now include content from The Wire, a CRN current affairs program, at no extra cost regardless of whether or not the station has subscribe to The Wire.

Amy Leiper, 14th July 2022

Australian Music Radio Program, Australian Music is Bloody Great is now available on Community Radio Plus.

Amy Leiper, 6th July 2022

First sounds Volume 8 is out now.

Amy Leiper, 4th July 2022

From the Embers 2: Phoenix goes to Melbourne to document how the creative industries kept communities strong during the COVID pandemic by adapting to the unprecedented circumstances.

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Frieda Lee, 1st July 2022

After an extensive recruitment process spanning continents and skillsets far and wide, PBS FM has announced the appointment of their new General Manager, Kristen Paterson.