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National Features and Documentary Series #CBAAconf

Friday 13 November, 2015

The first session after lunch at today's CBAA Conferrence was a listening showcase highlighting the audio that has been produced for the National Features and Documentaries series this year. 

Earlier this year Producers were invited to submit their idea for a feature or documentary and, after receiving many excellent submissions, 12 individuals were chosen to undertake mentoring and training with the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) to bring their idea to fruition.

CBF 2015 Annual Report: $17.6M Allocated

Wednesday 28 October, 2015

The Community Broadcasting Foundation has released its annual report for 2015 which outlines 2014/2015 spending.

In the past year the CBF allocated $17,607,547 to support 236 broadcasting organisations.

The CBF funds: support program and content production, the distribution and exchange of content, station infrastructure and operational support, training, national infrastructure development projects, sector coordination and research.

The CBF supported the production of 69,498 hours of radio programming in 101 languages for 127 ethnic communities across Australia.

CBF proposal is driving a bulldozer through the sector: NEMBC

Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The Community Broadcasting Foundation last weekend released a paper on proposed changes to the organisation, but not all community broadcasting stakeholders are happy with the proposals.

Executive Officer of the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters' Council, Russell Anderson, has responded to our recent article about the changes, warning of "dire consequences" if the proposal is implemented.

‘There was too much administration but not enough impact’

Saturday 13 June, 2015

Improvements planned for CBF
Community Broadcasting Foundation Executive Director Ian Stanistreet outlined some significant changes proposed for the CBF at the SCMA Conference in Wagga Wagga.

CBF Structure and Governance Review

Tuesday 28 October, 2014

The Community Broadcasting Foundation’s structure and governance has been reviewed in a report prepared by the Nous Group. 

The objectives of the Structural and Governance Review of the CBF were to provide an independent assessment of how the Foundation can best structure its governance and funding programs to serve the needs of the community broadcasting sector in the medium term.

Griffith University awarded CBF tender contract to review community broadcast training

Monday 21 July, 2014

The CBF Board has appointed Griffith University to undertake a review of the community broadcasting sector’s National Training Program.

Griffith University's Associate Professor of Journalism Susan Forde will lead the university's review team. 

The review will take a broad training industry focus, and will assess current Australian Government policy on training initiatives. It will aim recommend how the National Training Project can optimise future opportunities for training in the community broadcasting sector.

​Community Radio mobilises members to oppose government cuts

Wednesday 07 May, 2014

The CBAA and the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) are encouraging their members to email the Treasurer Joe Hockey, before the federal budget is brought down, urging him to maintain funding for the community radio sector.

So far, more than 5,000 emails have been sent to Mr Hockey.

Fearing deep budget cuts, the Commit to Community Radio Campaign which, according to it’s website, has already amassed over 45,000 supporters.

Abolish Community Broadcasting grants says Audit Commisssion

Friday 02 May, 2014

The Audit Commissison has specifically identified the Community Broadcasting program as an area to be "abolished or merged."

In Section 8 of the report the Audit Commisssion says: "The Commonwealth spent about $22 billion on around 500 grants programmes in 2012 13. The Commission recommends significant changes be made to the administration of the Commonwealth's grant programmes."

CBF announces successful tenderer for Review

Wednesday 23 April, 2014

The Community Boradcasting Foundation has announced the successful tenderer for a review of its operations. The Nous Group has been appointed to undertake the foundation's Structural and Governance Review. 

The consultancy will begin in early May, with a final report provided to the Foundation in late August.


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