Community Radio at Risk from Audit Cuts

The CBAA notified us late last week that the Community Broadcasting Program has been identified within the National Commission of Audit Report as one of the Commonwealth grant programs recommended to be abolished.
In plain language, the audit report appears to recommend that all funding from the Commonwealth Government Department of Communications to community broadcasting be cut. That includes every grant provided by the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) to stations, funding to Ethnic, Religious, and Radio for the Print Handicapped services, all national projects including the National Training Project, Community Media Training Organisation, Amrap, CBOnline, the Digital Radio Project, and the Community Radio Network.

The press release is available on-line here