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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
Gaven Livermore, 2AAA Wagga Wagga NSW, 2020

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 16th July 2020

On 25 June, the Federal Government’s Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017 were amended to allow regional MPs to use their office expenses to pay for the production or placement of content for broadcast on community radio within their electorate.

In Western Australia, Donnybrook Balingup Community Radio's Tony Wright and Barry Green, with the Hon Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development.

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 10th July 2020

COVID-19 support measures, Government Advertising and COVID-19 Government Health Campaign, what els

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 3rd July 2020

The CBAA and First Nations Media Australia makes joint submission.

Radio East Gippsland

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 27th May 2020

The devastating bushfires that impacted vast regions of Australia towards the end of 2019 and into 2020 saw over 80 community radio stations broadcasting in fire affected areas or to fire affected communities.

Giving

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 14th May 2020

Charities, including community radio stations, are the heart of communities and people are turning to them in droves for support and comfort at this time

Braidwood FM donated radios

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 14th May 2020

The CBAA highlights the role played by community broadcasters during the 2019-20 bushfire emergencies and other natural disasters.

Alliance for Journalists Freedom logo

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 12th May 2020

The CBAA joins Alliance for Journalists' Freedom and regional coalition in open letter.

April Roundtable participants via Zoom

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 27th April 2020

The Roundtable discussed a number of points, principally related to the CoVID-19 crisis and its effect on our sector.

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 23rd April 2020

Today the Charities Crisis Cabinet, which the CBAA is a part, has written to the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers calling for urgent fundraising reform

2 delegates sitting at 2019 CBAA Conference

Danny Chifley, 20th April 2020

With nearly six million listeners tuning in each week, local stations play a vital role in keeping Australians informed and connected to their communities. 70 per cent of community radios stations are in regional or remote areas and in many of these areas, community radio is the only local media source