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Amy Leiper, 18th February 2022

The CBAA is kicking off its Participation Census to get feedback from all volunteers and workers in community radio stations. The aim is to understand the people that make up our vibrant sector.

Frieda Lee, 17th February 2022

Our submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission makes recommendations about the inclusion of community media targets. 

Frieda Lee, 17th February 2022

Our 2022-2023 Pre-Budget Submission provides the details of the community broadcasting sector’s request that our annual allocation be increased from $20.37m to $25.37m.

Amy Leiper, 16th February 2022

The CBAA Conference that was delayed to March 2022, has been postponed to late October due to risks posed by COVID.

Frieda Lee, 8th February 2022

The CBAA has made a submission to the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts’ inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers showcasing the innovative work community broadcasters are doing in the local news space.

Amy Leiper, 3rd February 2022

John Martin receives Australia Day Honours for service to radio broadcast sector.

Amy Leiper, 2nd February 2022

First Nations Artist Baker Boy will co-host the final episode of the first series of Global Beat Australia. It airs 18 Feburary 2022 (Sydney time).

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Danny Chifley, 1st February 2022

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia is pleased to welcome you to the February 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, 1st February 2022

Jana Gibson joins CBAA as new Head of Program Delivery

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Danny Chifley, 31st January 2022

The theme of the 2022 edition of World Radio Day is Radio and Trust, reflecting the fact that radio continues to be one of the most trusted and used media in the world. 

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Danny Chifley, 30th December 2021

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia is pleased to welcome you to the January 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, 23rd December 2021

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and First Nations Media Australia have come together one more time right at the end of 2021 with First Sounds Volume 7, presenting another incredible array of First Nations music talent set for airplay across community radio nationwide.

Frieda Lee, 15th December 2021

The end of 2021 is fast approaching, and the CBAA is gearing up for the Federal Election next year. Here is a snapshot of our advocacy efforts and impacts since the last sector leadership update in August.

Amy Leiper, 7th December 2021

We're celebrating our sector's 22,000+ volunteers in line with this year's International Volunteer Day! Read more for 2RPH's story.

Amy Leiper, 7th December 2021

The CBAA farewells Phillip Randall and welcomes Jacquie Riddell as President. Gavin Brett joins the CBAA Board, and we thank Emma Hart for her tenure.

Amy Leiper, 6th December 2021

This article announces the 2021 CBAA Award Winners.

Amy Leiper, 2nd December 2021

At the time the paper was threatened with closure, Community radio station 2WEB in Bourke purchased the paper, and set about employing people to run it and enlisting volunteers to help with the production of the paper. Outback Radio purchased the paper and have merged the paper with the station so they share editorial resources. It's a labor of love that involves the whole community.

Danny Chifley, 1st December 2021

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

Alex Crerar, 1st December 2021

This year, the CBAA Awards received more than 320 entries across 30 award categories, representing a diverse cross-section of the community radio sector. 

Alex Crerar, 1st December 2021

Lina is one of the newest members of the CBAA, joining us in a new role to provide support and expertise to ensure that our members and our staff best understand sector data, trends and insights. We welcome Lina to the CBAA and look forward to her working with stations to better understand their audiences!