SBS is an important resource for our diverse Australian community. You may be aware that 5 years and 10 years ago SBS reduced Maltese services based on Census results. Currently they are preparing a review again and will decide next year in June 2022 when the latest Census results are known.
We had a national campaign to encourage people to say they spoke Maltese during the last census and we are hopeful our numbers will improve. In saying that we cannot know for sure, so it is extremely important that we get as many people in the community and each Association to complete this survey.
We are on a time limit it must be done by no later than 12 November 2021. We ask that you complete the survey and to also encourage 10 other members to complete the survey.
It would really be appreciated if you could provide us with feedback as to whether you completed the survey and if you were successful in getting at least 10 members to do so. This way we can keep a record for when results come out to ensure our voice is heard.
Here is the link: www.sbs.com.au/radio/languageservicesreview
A delegation will also be meeting with SBS officials to raise our concerns and to advocate on the increase of Maltese content on SBS.
We thank you for support and look forward to hearing from you.