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Content Grants Advisory Committee

The voluntary involvement of experienced community broadcasters and industry experts in our peer review grant processes is at the heart of how we operate.

The Content GAC provides an independent advisory role in grants disbursement and the formulation of funding policy.  It makes funding recommendations on Content grants.

The members of the Content GAC are:

Michelle Brown (Chair)

Michelle Brown has been a full time staff member at 4ZZZ Radio in Brisbane for over 7 years, 6 of which in a Station Management position. Michelle has an intense passion for community media, is a musician and has a background in multimedia and marketing. Michelle was a member of the former General Grants Advisory Committee.  Michelle is also on the Sector Investment Advisory Committee.


Shane Dunlop

Shane Dunlop’s long-term involvement in community broadcasting has included radio programs on former aspirant EAR-FM, North-West FM and producing a variety of TV programs for C31 Melbourne. He has worked at C31 Melbourne in various capacities, and is the current Head of Production.


Libby Jamieson

Libby Jamieson served on the CBF's General Grants Advisory Committee from December 2010 - August 2016, and is a former CBAA Board member (2008-2010) and former Station Manager, Training Coordinator and broadcaster at 3CR.  She is currently Training Coordinator at state-wide Women's Information Referral Service (WIRE).  She has previously worked as an administrator at specialist legal centre Senior Rights Victoria. She volunteered at 2MCE while completing her Bachelor of Social Science at Charles Sturt University.


Rob Meaton

Rob Meaton is one of the founding members of Manning Valley FM Radio Association and the Manning Media Co-op (2BOB).  He has been involved for 33 years in programming, presentation, production, news and current affairs, broadcasting local council meetings and special election broadcasts.  He currently presents breakfast and the World Beat program.  He serves on the CBAA’s Community Radio Network Advisory Committee.


Nicola Joseph

Nicola Joseph has been involved in community broadcasting since 1978 when she first went to air as a media student in Bathurst. She has worked in a paid positions at 4ZZZ, 2SER and Radio Skid Row. She has also worked for the NEMBC and CBAA. More recently she has been the CEO of the CMTO since 2010.


Gerry Lyons

Gerry Lyons is from an Indigenous background (Maori). He has worked in the media sector for over 20 years and has devoted his skills to the betterment of the sector. He worked for community radio 8CCC in Alice Springs and was then invited to join the CAAMA Network as a volunteer then as a broadcaster, senior broadcaster, outside broadcast producer and Station Manager. He is currently the Station Manager at 3KND.


Mikaela Simpson

Mikaela is a presenter and producer for ABC Radio Darwin and has been involved in radio for nearly five years. Mikaela had her first radio debut back in 2012 with the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), discovering her passion for human rights, culture, history and women’s equality.  Mikaela has been the Women’s Representative for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Board and has participated in an Indigenous women’s cultural exchange where she represented Aboriginal communities overseas.