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The CBAA works to build a healthy environment in which community broadcasting can thrive by nurturing a supportive political environment, influencing public policy through leadership and research, and developing and maintaining internal and external sector relationships and networks. In particular, the CBAA proactively works with influential political stakeholders to strengthen knowledge, understanding and support of community broadcasting sector policies and programs.

The CBAA has extensive expertise in broadcasting issues. This stems from the experience and knowledge of our policy team, our policy committees, sector research, forums, professional networks and our members.

In addition to our policy team, we harness further expertise through ad hoc national policy committees that provide expert advice on emerging issues, such as, for example, the next steps required to secure community broadcasting’s place in any digital radio rollout. These ad hoc policy committees are established by the CBAA Board as required. Ongoing expertise and advice will is also provided through the Community Broadcasting Sector Roundtable. Bringing together a range of experts, the Roundtable and policy committees provides us with forums for “stress testing” and refining policy positions, identifying key issues and developing guidance on a range of community broadcasting matters.

These consultative mechanisms, internal expertise, research and consultation with members are used to set the CBAA's policy priorities.

Latest Sector Leadership News
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CBAA Communications, 15th February 2019

NSW Labor has publicly recognised the important role community radio plays in supporting and developing diverse music communities right across the state.

Courtney Barnett says Keep Community Radio

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, CBAA, 22nd January 2019

In 2018, government inquiries served as opportunities to highlight community broadcasting as a vital layer in the Australian music industry.

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Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 18th December 2018

Read the last update on several key areas of focus for the CBAA's recent policy submissions, sector leadership initiatives and government relations efforts, as well as looking briefly to what's in store in 2019.

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Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 18th December 2018

The CBAA, as the sector organisation representing the majority of community radio licensees, is responsible for coordinating the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice review. The review will continue in 2019.

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Nic Baskerville, 30th November 2018

The Annual General Meeting for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) held on November 10, saw a changing of the guard for some positions, as the board welcomed three new members and two were farewelled.

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Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 16th November 2018

The CBAA welcomes the findings of the report released yesterday.

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Jon Bisset, 31st October 2018

First and foremost, it is an exciting time to be in community radio, not least due to record breaking national listening audience of 5.7 million listeners per week.

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Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 3rd October 2018

Get the latest update on recent policy submissions and government relations efforts the CBAA has made on behalf of the community broadcasting sector. 

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Helen Henry, 26th July 2018

Will you be in Sydney on 20 August? We'd love to see you at the Potts Point Hotel.

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Helen Henry, 27th October 2017

The CBAA supports community radio and its role in contributing to and reflecting an Australia that is an open society, strong democracy and vibrant culture, where all groups – including  LGBTQIA+ communities - have an equal voice and equal rights.