Public broadcasting

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Paul Fletcher says ABC funding is rising each year. Is he correct?

Federal Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher, says the ABC's funding is rising every year. Verdict: Mr Fletcher's claim is misleading.

ABC Five-year plan 2020-2025

This document outlines the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's plans and strategic direction for the next five years.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are ABC employees or journalists five times more likely to vote for the Greens than the general population?

Against a backdrop of calls from Liberal Party members to privatise the national broadcaster, Sinclair Davidson, an RMIT academic and adjunct fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, claimed ABC employees were five times more likely to be Greens voters

It's our ABC

This report looks at the accumulated impact of recent federal government funding decisions, and uncovers details of a virtually unprecedented attack on the operational capability of Australia’s national broadcaster.

International public broadcasting: a missed opportunity for projecting Australia’s soft power

This report argues that public international broadcasting still has an important place among Australia’s principal soft power tools, but the focus of the debate needs to shift from issues such as short wave and restoring Radio Australia, to a fresh approach.

Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific

The objective of this review is to assess the reach of Australia’s media in the Asia Pacific region, including examining whether shortwave radio technology should be used.

Funding the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Funding for Australia’s primary national public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), has been a contentious and complex issue for many years. This paper explores some of the debates about recent budget measures for the ABC, including efficiency measures and how these have been alternatively...

Allegations of political interference in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

This report discusses the events in 2018 that led to the termination of the managing director's employment and resignation of the ABC Chair, and also examines allegations of political influence in the operations and broadcast policies of the ABC.

Inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters – report by the expert panel

The national broadcasters are operating in a manner consistent with the general principles of competitive neutrality. However, changes should be made to increase the transparency of their business activities, and how they consider issues of competitive neutrality and their participation in media markets.

Submission to the Department of Communications and the Arts review of Australian broadcasting services in the Asia-Pacific

Under-investment, inconsistent government decision-making and strategic missteps by the national broadcaster have plagued Australia's efforts in international broadcasting for more than a decade. This is despite it being a potent tool for diplomacy in a region that is fast becoming a major focus for world...