Proposed Changes to Racial Discrimination Act

Proposed Changes to Racial Discrimination Act

Are you aware the Federal Government is proposing changes to the Racial Discrimination Act? The proposed changes will make vilification harder to prove and the NEMBC believes it will create a culture where bigotry becomes more acceptable.

We appeal to you to write a letter, or make a submission, to the Government before 30 April 2014 in response to the proposed changes. There is no required format and a letter expressing your view or your personal experience can be enough. Click here for more information.

 



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Media Kit

NEMBC - Media Kit

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

 


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eChamps

NEMBC - eChamps

Five eChamps broadcasted our conference LIVE, click here to get up to date!


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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.


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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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