The Labor Party has announced that they would restore community radio funding if elected.
The Australian Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team have also committed to restoring funding.
Community radio has always enjoyed cross-party support, and we eagerly wait for the Coalition Government to act on their statements of support for the public benefit of community radio by maintaining funding to keep community radio stations broadcasting on digital radio.
The Federal Budget contains cuts of $1.4 million p.a., funding that currently keeps community radio stations broadcasting on digital in 5 capital cities. Community radio’s standing alongside public and commercial broadcasters is at risk.
The good news is that community radio has great community support and during this election campaign we’ll be speaking up loud and clear and calling for both the Coalition and Labor to restore the funding if they win government.
Sign the petition below and we’ll make sure that both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten get your message.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten, as a supporter of community radio I’m asking you to reinstate funding to keep community radio on digital if you win government.
Community radio serves so many Australians; from radio reading for people with a print disability to programming in the different languages spoken across our country, to Indigenous broadcasters, faith based stations, regional stations and youth stations.
Please don’t leave community radio behind.