FNMA Membership Category Refresher
The First Nations Media Australia's membership structure is comprised of two category groups, which are Organisation and Individual Membership and listed below is a descriptive outline of the categories that fall under both of the category groups. First Nations Media Australia, encourages you to choose one of the membership pathways to join the powerful and connected voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting and media.

Organisation Membership
Ordinary membership (voting membership, $275 inc GST):
  • A Remote Indigenous Media Organisation (RIMO)
  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander not-for-profit broadcasting licensee (for example Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service, remote, regional and urban not-for-profit radio station).
  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander not-for-profit media production organisation with media production as a core constitutional objective.

Associate membership ($165 inc GST):
  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander not-for-profit organisation:    
Producing media, but without media production as a core constitutional objective.

Affiliate membership ($27.50 inc GST):
  • A non-Indigenous not-for-profit organisation engaged directly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting and media.

Friend of First Nations Media Australia membership ($27.50 inc GST):
  • An organisation not eligible for Ordinary, Associate or Affiliate membership and supporting the goals of the not-for-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting and media sector.

Individual Membership
Associate membership ($27.50 inc GST):
  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individual working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry (not-for-profit or other).

Affiliate membership ($27.50 inc GST):
  • A Non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individual working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander not-for-profit broadcasting and media industry.

Friend of First Nations Media Australia membership ($27.50 inc GST):
  • An Individual not eligible for Associate or Affiliate membership supporting the goals of the not-for-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting and media sector.

Membership renewals for the 2021-22 financial year are coming up soon. Keep an eye on your inbox for a prompt to renew for another year. And if you're not a member already, now is a great time to join!

For more information on membership and what you get out of it, you can reach out to the Membership Officer Stephanie Stone or visit the First Nations Media membership webpage here.
inDigiMOB Update
inDigiMOB will be offering free digital literacy training sessions focusing on using Zoom for online training. These 45 min sessions are available to any FNMA member who is enrolled in the CMTO "Take It On: First Nations Leadership Mentoring" program.

inDigiMOB will be offering the sessions on Monday 12th July and Tuesday 13th July. To register for a session please email Devris Hasan and simply let us know what date works for you and we will organise a time. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
First Nations Media Australia on Census
First Nations Media Australia has provided a case study for the upcoming Census, showing how we use Census data about communities to keep Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander people informed. The 2021 Census on August 10 is significant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It marks 50 years since Indigenous Australians were first officially counted in the Census in 1971, following the 1967 Referendum to include First Nations people in the national count. Our First Nations media organisations are a well-known and respected source of essential information for our mob and play an important role in keeping listeners informed in some of the most remote parts of Australia, the health information on COVID-19 being an example of this. “Census data shows where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are and where communities are growing. We then look at whether people in that area have enough media services to keep them informed,” say Jennifer Nixon, Operations Manager at FNMA. “Understanding how many mob speak different languages in a region was used to target public health messages to those listeners.”
FIRST SOUNDS VOL.5 is out now, featuring 12 deadly artists from Lutruwita (Tasmania), Kaurna (Adelaide), Meanjin (Brisbane) to Tamworth (Gomeroi), the Torres Strait Islands and stretching to Noongar plains (Perth). FIRST SOUNDS VOL.5 continues the pioneering of our First Nations music. Want to get your song on FIRST SOUNDS VOL.6?

Entries are now open until Wednesday 30 June. Submit your track here.
Member Highlights
ICTV is on the lookout for the Best Community Car & Pet Video or photo - Prizes on Offer
As part of the ICTV Community News project, ICTV is still looking for the best community car and pet. So remember to send us a short video or photo showing us your car or pet and why you think they should be crowned the best community car or pet and you could win a brand new iPad.
There is still time for you to get your entry in, with entries closing on June 30 – monthly prizes for best video and the overall winner will be announced in July. We will be giving away a Rode Vlogger Kit valued at $200 each month to help take your videos to the next level. Overall video completion winner will win a brand new iPad.

To enter send your video to, or contact them on 08 8952 3118 for more info.

Klub Koori: Sounds of Freedom
Listen to the live stream from Koori Radio the event was called Klub Koori: Sounds of Freedom which took place on the evening of 26th May from Sydney Opera House. The evening featured performances and stories from the 12 Stolen Generation members who were removed from places like Kinchela, Bomaderry, Cootamundra and other institutions around Sydney.
Adam Brand Special Guest on Ngaarda Radio
Adam Brand spoke on Ngaarda Radio with CEO Tangiora Hinaki, the award-winning singer spoke about performing during Reconciliation Week and the importance of recognising our First Nations people.

"This land that we all call home, it doesn't just have a history of a few hundred years. It has a history of thousands and thousands of years, you know? And the more that we learn about their history and heritage and culture, the more we understand." LISTEN HERE.
SAFC Skilling SA
Applications are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social media creators to participate in a new program over multiple months including mentoring, training and content funding. Launched in partnership between Screen Australia’s First Nations department and Instagram Australia, the First Nations Creator Program will accelerate up-and-coming local talent and amplify diverse voices across the social media landscape. Read more.
Bush Bands Applications Now Open
MusicNT is bringing Bush Bands Bash back in 2021! If you’re a musician or in a band head over to the website here for more information on your chance to be selected to perform.
Got an idea for a podcast?
Rode is offering up to 100 prizes in their annual My RodeCast podcasting competition. Simply submit a 1-2 minute podcast trailer before June 23rd.

Would be a great way for some of the radio organisations to test out some existing or planned show ideas and possibly win some free broadcasting gear! If anyone wants to know more, click here.
Paid Community News Stories
ICTV is looking for news segments in language 2-4 minutes. News segments could be about:
  • National News
  • Community News
  • Human Interest stories
  • Sports stories and sports coverage
  • Live Performance or comedy.
  • Weather

ICTV is offering $500 per approved news story and ICTV is happy to provide training and support along the way. For more information, click here.

Travel Support Grants
Screen Territory has announced that with the easing of COVID restrictions, a number of screen conferences are recommencing in person. The MIFF 37 South Market is returning to Melbourne this year, taking place between the 5th and 8th of August 2021. In addition, the MX Screenmakers Conference is again on in Adelaide this year, taking place from the 29th to the 31st of July. Considering the timing of these events and the fact that GrantsNT has now closed for applications until the new financial year, Screen Territory will on this occasion be accepting email submissions for attendance to the event. To apply, complete the template form here and send it to by 30 June 2021.
Industry News
Have a listen to Screen Australia's journalist Caris Bizzaca podcast joined by the Netflix ANZ team Que Minh Luu and Nakul Legha, on what they’re looking for, seeing too much of, what you need before you pitch, and how they want the next global hit to come from Australia. For more information and to listen to the podcast, click here.
FRAIM 2021 - Workshop Participant Expressions of Interest Now Open
Expressions of interest for the Festival of Remote Australian Indigenous Moving-Image (FRAIM) are now open. FRAIM 2021 will take place in Alice Springs from October 4 - 7, 2021 at the Desert Knowledge Precinct in Alice Springs. The festival will feature 3 days of workshops, nightly screenings and will coincide with the ICTV Video Awards. For more information on the FRAIM Skills Workshop, click here.
ATO offers help completing your tax return
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is once again running the Tax Help program, a free and confidential service helping people who earn around $60,000 or less to complete their tax returns.

From July to October every year, Tax Help volunteers assist people with simple tax affairs to lodge online. They can also help you create a myGov account and link it to the ATO, lodge an amendment or notify the ATO if you don’t need to lodge a return. Help is available online, by phone or in person at one of the Tax Help centres located across Australia.

To make an appointment, call 13 28 61. For more information about Tax Help, click here.
2021 Community Grants Program Now Open
The 2021 Australia Post Community Grants Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to eligible community-led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing. Applications close, 4 July 2021 (11.59pm AEST). To learn more information, click here.
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