Annual General Meeting 2016


17 November 2016

Free Broadcast Incorporated (FBi Radio) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7pm on Thursday 8th December, 2016 at FBi Radio, 44-54 Botany Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015.

The AGM is the instrument through which members most actively influence the way FBi is managed. The AGM sets broad station policy and elects the Committee who will represent the members in the ongoing management of the station.

The nature of the business proposed to be transacted at the AGM is as follows;

  1. Opening, Quorum & Apologies
  1. Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
  1. Business Arising
  1. President’s Report
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  1. Election of Committee Members
  1. Items for Resolution (see Special Resolutions below)
  1. Other Business

Nominees for committee membership and any submission of resolutions for discussion at the AGM must be submitted to the Managing Director of FBi Radio 14 days before the meeting (that is, by 7pm 24th November 2016).

In accordance with Clause 19 of FBi’s Constitution, nominations of candidates for committee election must be made in writing, signed by 2 financial supporters of FBi and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination).

The nomination form and proxy form can be found below.

There are 3 positions open for nomination:

  1. President
  1. Vice President – Youth (who will be no more than 25 years old at the time of election)
  1. Ordinary Member

Only existing Financial Supporters at the date of this notice are entitled to vote at the AGM. New supporters who join or renew after this date are welcome to attend and participate in discussion.

If you have questions regarding any aspect of the upcoming AGM please email FBi Radio’s Managing Director Clare Holland,

2016 FBi AGM Special Resolutions

2016 FBi AGM – Proxy Form

2016 FBi AGM – Nomination for FBi Committee

FBi Constitution

2015 FBi Radio AGM Minutes

2016 Annual Report

We have received two nominations for the Ordinary Member Position:

Emily Copeland

Emily Copeland is a marketing, content, partnership and advertising integration specialist, with a background in media, events and entertainment. She has been involved with FBi Radio since before it launched full time in 2003 in a variety of capacities – from music library volunteer, to Marketing Coordinator, Executive Producer of Sunsets, Up For It breakfast segment presenter, and as FBi’s Sales & Promotions Manager. She has served on the board of FBi for the past 6 years, as well as the Marketing committee.

Emily recently founded partnership consultancy Cedilla, and consults to various organisations on youth, music & creative culture, and sponsorship strategy. She also works with TEDxSydney on both the annual event and associated ongoing partnerships, and speaks as an expert in music related advertising and marketing at events including the recent Electronic Music Conference.

Previously, Emily was the Senior Group Manager of Advertising & Brand Partnerships for the Foxtel Music Channels, leading a team who specialised in the creative integration of brands into content, and the use of music and entertainment to create a better advertising experience for consumers. She has been described as possessing a rare mix of creativity and commercial savviness.


Osman Faruqi

I’m currently the co-host of FBi’s news and current affairs program, Backchat. I’ve nominated for the committee of management to help ensure the perspectives and experiences of FBi’s volunteers are well represented at all levels of decision making.

I’ve served as a board director for two not-for-profit organisations and have a strong understanding of the fiduciary duties and responsibilities involved.

As someone from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, I’m particularly passionate about improving diversity across our industry, including at FBi.

The station has played an enormous role in the lives of thousands of young people, including myself, in terms of making arts, culture and music more accessible, and fostering a strong community based around progressive values.

I’m eager to build on all the great things FBi has accomplished over the past 13 years to help make sure the station connects with diverse communities, both in our local Redfern area, as well as across Sydney.

As a station volunteer I want to make sure the ideas and perspectives all volunteers have on the future of the station are taken into consideration.

I’m a strong supporter of the decision made by the station to involve itself in the key debates around Sydney’s cultural future, including the debate around lockout laws.

I have enormous respect for the staff and volunteers that work so hard to make FBi an important part of Sydney’s cultural fabric, and would love the opportunity to represent them on the committee of management.