Welcome to our new CGAC members!

February 5, 2024
Three portraits side by side in one mosaic image featuring a woman in a beanie and a woman with light hair and glasses resting her chin on her right hand and another woman in a yellow top with voluminous hair

We are excited to welcome the newest members of our Content Grant Advisory Committee (CGAC):  Tamara Whyte, Michelle Vlatkovic and Jiselle Hanna.

Our new CGAC members are creative, resilient and innovative leaders from the community broadcasting sector who bring decades of knowledge and experience to the committee.  As part of the CGAC, they will review the recommendations of Grant Assessors and evaluate which applications should receive funding to support content development.

Tamara Whyte

Tamara Whyte is the Chair of ICTV based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs.  She works across film, video, photography and photomedia and has shot, written, directed and produced a number of short documentaries, drama and video works since 2010.  Her works have been screened and exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Tamara is a descendant of the Warrgamay peoples of coastal far north Queensland, and Eromango Vanuatu with Swedish and Mongolian heritage.  Growing up in South East Queensland, Tamara left to travel, living in Japan for several years but now calls Yirrkala, in the Northern Territory, home.  She has completed tertiary studies in Drama, Screen and Media and has a Masters in Indigenous Social Policy.  In 2020 she was the recipient of the Inaugural Centralised Documentary Australia Foundation Fellowship.

Tamara previously served as a member on our CGAC in 2021 – welcome back Tamara!

Michelle Vlatkovic

Michelle Vlatkovic is a proud Kamilaroi and Croatian descendant, who has been involved in community radio since she was fifteen.  She has worked for the NEMBCRadio Skid Row and 4ZZZ.  Michelle is an experienced broadcaster, trainer, committee member, project manager and station manager with a strong commitment to building diversity and capacity within the sector.

Jiselle Hanna

Jiselle Hanna has been a volunteer broadcaster in community radio since 1999 with a long-standing involvement in the sector working with several national bodies including the NEMBC and CBAA.  Jiselle has been producing the national radio show ‘Accent of Women‘ since 2000 and is involved in the training and development of new volunteers in the sector.  She is a public sector employee and an active member and delegate of her union, the CPSU.  Jiselle is also an active participant in community campaigns to end racism.

Community broadcasters and volunteers sit at the heart of the CBF’s work and we are thrilled to have Tamara, Michelle and Jiselle on board.  Congratulations – we look forward to working closely with you!