is a Multilingual Community Broadcasting Service in Sydney in the
State of New South Wales, Australia. The service is managed by the
Community Radio Association Limited (MCRA LTD)
021 928 ABN:49 437 451 923
MCRA LTD is a company
limited by guarantee. The company itself is not a community organisation
but a public company, managed in accordance to its Constitution
in the context of the Corporation Law (1988) and Regulations of
the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). The
nature of its operation is non-profit.
As a Broadcasting
Service, Radio2000 (MCRA Ltd) comes under the law for Community
Broadcasting of the Broadcasting Act (1992), and in accordance with
the rules and regulations of the Australian Broadcasting Authority.
Radio2000 was established
in 1992 under the Broadcasting Service Act (1992) and Multicultural
Policy adopted by the Australia Federal Government. The service
is provided specifically to cater for the multilingual broadcasting
needs of the multicultural communities of New South Wales.
MCRA LTD is managed by a Board of five Directors, each elected for
a three years term in accordance with its constitution and the Corporation
Act of New South Wales. The administration of the company is conducted
by a management team responsible to the Managing Director.
Between the community and the management is the Convenors' Committee.
The Broadcasting Group for each community language is represented
by their convener in the committee. The Convenor and the Executives
of each Broadcasting Group, which are composed of the five financial
members, are the Group's delegates to the Annual General Meeting
of the Company. Of the five delegates, one is the Convenor whom
is elected annually by the members of the group.
Programs in Radio2000 are language based, currently broadcast in
50 languages. Each language program is produced and broadcasted
by a Broadcasting Team headed by a Convener. The stations broadcasting
service is carried out by a team of no less than 300 volunteer broadcasters.