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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, 11th April 2019

In the lead up to the Federal Election on Saturday, 18 May 2019, the CBAA is seeking to translate support for community broadcasting amongst sitting members of Parliament and candidates across the major parties, minor parties and independents into better policy settings to allow the sector to thrive.

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Helen Henry, 3rd April 2019

The Federal Government’s budget, announced on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, includes $19.7 million funding for the community broadcasting sector in the coming financial year.

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Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 15th March 2019

Updates on submission to the Federal Budget process, political responses to the Music and Arts Economy in NSW report and support for community radio, and CBAA submission to the ACCC - and more.

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CBAA Communications, 21st February 2019

The Greens join NSW Labor in announcing policy support for the NSW music industry, including State funding for the community radio sector.

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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.

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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.