The Indigenous Broadcasting Programme (IBP) was relocated into the Indigenous Affairs Group of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) in September 2013.
The 2013-14 Indigenous Broadcasting Program (IBP) funding round closed on 1 February 2013. Successful applications were announced on 24 June 2013. A total of 53 applicants have been recommended for funding, including eight organisations that have received triennial funding.
The IBP provides funding to support Indigenous community radio broadcasting and to address the broadcasting needs of Indigenous people living in remote, regional and urban areas of Australia. Its objective is to strengthen Indigenous broadcasters and build a more sustainable Indigenous broadcasting sector.
The IBP aims to assist organisations by:
- supporting the operations of Indigenous-owned and controlled radio broadcasting services, including Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services (RIBS formerly Broadcasting for Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme, or BRACS)
- supporting the development and broadcast of programming that focuses on the promotion of local Indigenous culture and languages
- supporting broadcasting services that are able to inform and educate Indigenous Australians on accessing the range of health, legal, education and housing services available to them
- providing opportunities for broadcasting workers to develop professional skills and experience
- developing an Indigenous broadcasting sector that meets all governance and business management requirements
- enhancing Indigenous broadcasting services by supporting national representation that serves and develops the sector's capacity.