Broadcasting Services (BSA) Act 1992 – ACMA (see CBAA Code of Practice Preamble) Legislated under the BSA 1992 and guided by the Codes of Practice:
Three relevant programming points from the above:
1. Enhance the diversity of programming choices and viewpoints available to their audiences, (Let the Bands Play, Sunday Concert, With a Message, Blues, Jazz, Country, Eclectic)
2. Support and develop local Australian arts, music and culture. (Let the Bands Play, Sunday Concert, With a Message, Blues, Jazz, Country, Eclectic) and
3. The licencee will continue to represent the community interest that it represented at the time when the licence was allocated (para 9(2)(b) of Schedule 2 of the Act: (although a licensee can apply to change this on application for renewal)
Extract from the Constitution 1984
(1). To provide a public broadcasting service in the Shoalhaven area by forming and operating an independent community broadcasting station which will complement and supplement existing radio services being provided in the area. (Let the Bands Play, Sunday Concert, With a Message, Blues, Jazz, Country, Eclectic)
(4). To provide programs for the listening enjoyment of ALL persons, including, but not limited to music, news, general knowledge, educational, children’s programs, special interests. (Let the Bands Play, Sunday Concert, With a Message, Blues, Jazz, Country, Eclectic)
(10) To observe the codes and standards of broadcasting as required by the BSA and ACMA.
The BSA requires that stations have organizational mechanisms in place which encourage members of the community that it serves to participate in the operations of the licensee in providing the service; and the selection and provision of the programs under the licence, (para 9(2)© of Schedule 2 of the Act)
All stations are legally bound by the licence conditions of the BSA
Appendix 3 of the Codes of Practice (Code No 5) – Suggested Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers
• to contribute something to the community,
• to develop professional skills,
• to maintain existing skills,
• to enjoy the social nature of the organisation,
• to facilitate personal growth.
We aim to treat all of our volunteers equally, with respect and trust, and to provide a workplace that is safe, enjoyable and fulfilling.
We will endeavor to provide a working environment that is flexible in order to allow our volunteers to gain the benefits they wish from volunteering.
Conversely, we expect our volunteers to act professionally and in good faith towards our station at all times. We expect that they hold the interests of our station and its community in equal regard to their own to ensure positive outcomes for themselves, our station and the community we serve.