Radio Industry host drinks at Parliament House

Neil Mitchell and Malcolm Turnbull spoke at a Commercial Radio Australia organised radio industry drinks at Parliament House last week.

The CRA Board, plus commercial radio CEOs and owners (metropolitan and regional) invited Government, Opposition and Independent MPs and Senators to Parliament House for the event that is held every few years.

MC Neil Mitchell reminded guests that 95% of Australians listen to radio each week and that radio provides politicians with a chance to talk directly to the electorate. He introduced the radio industry’s brand campaign Radio It’s a Love Thing and a second video on how important broadcast radio is in communities, particularly during emergencies. 

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull talked about radio being part of his life, all of our lives and his family story and he said it was the most intimate of media. He reiterated the Government’s desire to reduce the burden of regulation and red tape for the industry.

The event was previously held in 2011 to celebrate the switching on of DAB+ in Parliament House.

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