Oppose the CBF new model

Oppose the CBF new model

The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) has proposed a new model of operation that is a radical change and complete departure from what we know as the CBF.

The NEMBC is totally opposed to this new model of operation as it changes the CBF from an agency that administers funds to one that determines what happens to those funds.

The proposed new model will erode the democratic, open and transparent system of representation that the ethnic broadcasting sector has worked hard to develop and sustain over the last 30 years.

PETITION Click here to email the CBF now and voice your dissent to the new model. Share the campaign with the hashtag #NoToNewCBF

Click here to find out more about why we oppose the CBF's new model, and how you can take part in the campaign to oppose it.



Job Vacancy: Radio Producer Shepparton

NEMBC - Job Vacancy: Radio Producer Shepparton

Deadline extended till the 23 July for a Multicultural Radio Producer in Shepparton


Find Your Local Radio Station

NEMBC - Find Your Local Radio Station

The map above shows community radio stations across Australia. Please zoom in to your location to find stations in your area.


Media Kit for new communities

NEMBC - Media Kit for new communities

The Media Kit helps new and emerging communities get involved in media and community broadcasting.


Tool Kit for Talking to Decision Makers

NEMBC - Tool Kit for Talking to Decision Makers

The Tool Kit aims to help broadcasters talk to decision makers on issues affecting their community.


Who we are and what we do

The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC) is a national peak body that advocates for multiculturalism and supports multilingual community broadcasting around Australia. The NEMBC contributes to media diversity in Australia by maintaining and connecting people to their language, culture and identity.

The NEMBC provides services and projects focussing on youth, women and new and emerging communities, not forgetting our very important established communities.

The role of the NEMBC is to:

The importance of ethnic community broadcasting in Australia

In every state capital there is a large multilingual community radio station and there are hundreds of general community radio stations in cities and towns broadcasting multilingual and multicultural programs. Community radio forms a large part of the media landscape, with 57% of Australians tuning in to community radio each month. Recent national surveys revealed that in an average week the sector produces 2,439 hours of multilingual language programs, a 40-hour increase from 2007, and broadcasts in over a 100 languages. This unique extensive network of locally produced programs provides a vital support for Australia's diverse communities.

Policy development and government lobbying

The NEMBC lobbies the federal government for additional funds for the ethnic community broadcasting sector. Providing a voice for multilingual broadcasters, the NEMBC advocates for maintaining and increasing the present level of funding and recognition for the sector. The NEMBC produces a number of policy submissions each year to the government in the areas of community broadcasting, multiculturalism, media diversity, human rights and social inclusion.

Programs and services

Through its national committees, membership of multilingual and multicultural programs and various projects, the NEMBC supports, assists and provides opportunities to develop multilingual and multicultural community broadcasting around the country. The NEMBC has Youth and Women’s Committees with representatives in each state and territory and the Youth and Women’s Officer manages a number of projects every year. The NEMBC provides a service for established language communities and runs special projects for new and emerging communities.

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