This article presents information on the September 2005 issue of the "Australian Journal of Communication." The papers by Dunn and Churchman in this issue of the journal were delivered at the very successful Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, hosted by Colleen Mills at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, in July 2005. Dunn's presidential address, on the importance of maintaining public broadcasting, is based on her longterm work at the Australian Broadcasting Commission and her current research at the University of Sydney. Many of the other papers in this issue are related to politics and the media in Australia and New Zealand. Cover discusses how the processes of digitisation and a user-based taste for interactivity have far-reaching broadcast television. In her paper, van Vuuren compares the policy and regulation, practice, and theoretical development of the community broadcasting and community information and communication technology (lCT) sectors in Australia, arguing that the ICT sector can benefit from a knowledge of the way in which the older community broadcasting sector has demonstrated an ability to deliver its services with very limited government support.