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Amy Leiper, 18th October 2021

The CBAA secured $20,000 in grant funding to support vulnerable communities to stay safe during the COVID-19 period

Amy Leiper, 17th October 2021

A united coalition of more than 100 of the nation’s top charities and not-for-profits are warning the Morrison Government that the eyes of the nation will be watching them this week as the Senate considers disallowing a damaging anti-charity regulation. From Monday, the Senate will vote to disallow the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021, which blatantly attacks the free speech of charities.

Frieda Lee, 14th October 2021

We have made recommendations to the Treasury consultation on ACNC Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2021 for the harmonisation of higher annual revenue thresholds across jurisdictions.

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Amy Leiper, 13th October 2021

Two episodes bring home bronze in the NYF Radio Awards Festival

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Danny Chifley, 12th October 2021

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

The ACMA are currently streamlining the community broadcasting licence renewal form to simplify the process and make it easier for stations. Our webinar will look at the new form and process, what has changed and what you need to know to ensure a comprehensive and effective licence renewal in the future.

Frieda Lee, 7th October 2021

Our Fact Sheet will help you understand the case and moderate your social media pages.

Frieda Lee, 6th October 2021

We have put together some answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccination at your station.

Alex Crerar, 6th October 2021

Amy began at the CBAA in August and has since become an integral part of the Advocacy and Communications team. Amy's extensive expertise in media has allowed her to bring a fresh perspective and a wealth of knoweldge to the CBAA and all she does.

Danny Chifley, 30th September 2021

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the October 2021 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

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Danny Chifley, 28th September 2021

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

In the lead up to the next Federal election, community broadcasters are in a fantastic position to act as a conduit between politicians and our communities.

Amy Leiper, 20th September 2021

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams today announced almost $9 million for Melbourne’s only indigenous radio station 3KND Kool N Deadly and Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place – the home of community in Melbourne’s east

Danny Chifley, 20th September 2021

It is imperative that we as a sector work together to ensure safety and continued service to our communities. Our focus will be to share information to help you stay on-air and safe while doing so.

Alex Crerar, 16th September 2021

The CBAA is thrilled to announce the 10 recipients of the 2021 CBAA Conference Scholarships. These Scholarships are valuved at almost $1,200 each for community radio station representatives to attend the CBAA Conference 2021, from 2-4 December in Cairns, Queensland. 

Amy Leiper, 10th September 2021

First Sounds Volume 6 has another set of blistering tracks from new and emerging First Nations artists from around Australia.

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Alex Crerar, 8th September 2021

Holly has been working and volunteering in independent and community music and arts media since 2010. Working as the CBAA's Head of Advocacy and Communications, Holly supports the sector's leadership efforts and liaises with Government, as well as ensuring our members have the information they need do be strong and successful. Holly cut her teeth in community radio at Sydney's FBi Radio because of her love for weird electronic music, but has also made appearances around the place at 2SER, Eastside and even at Berlin Community Radio.

Alex Crerar, 8th September 2021

If you've ever been in contact with the Amrap team, chances are you've spoken with Amrap Support Officer Mitch. Mitch is the go-to for all things Amrap providing members and musicians alike with support, whether helping artists upload their music to as well as members with any and all Amrap equiries. Mitch's extensive knowledge and love for music makes him a valued member of Amrap, and wider CBAA team.

Alex Crerar, 8th September 2021

The Board of community radio station, 2RPH, has announced the appointment of Barry Melville to the role of General Manager of the station. The appointment follows the imminent departure of the current General Manager, Sancha Donald.

Danny Chifley, 7th September 2021

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the September 2021 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, 3rd September 2021

The Community Radio Listener Survey is launched and shows that 31% of all radio listeners in Australia tune in to community radio.

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Alex Crerar, 2nd September 2021

Find out more about the CBAA's sector advocacy and government engagement efforts.