While you’re here… help us stay here.

As we confront the economic impacts of the pandemic, we need your support even more. So that we can continue to bring you the latest in policy and research, please donate to APO.

Radio broadcasting

NARROWER TERMS
Report

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.
Working paper

International broadcasting and its contribution to public diplomacy

The topics covered in this report range from a critical review of each government’s public diplomacy programs and its aims and objectives for international broadcasting, to developments in the international broadcasting arena – the major evolutions and trends witnessed over the last decades.
Report

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.
Commentary

It will be money, not morality, that finally turns the tide on Alan Jones

The broadcaster's latest outrage may finally make his employer act - but not because of any damage he is doing to the social fabric.
Commentary

Whatever happened to spectrum reform?

Should we renovate the process we have for allocating the airwaves, or knock it down and start again?
Report

Governance of the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the governance arrangements for the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS).
Discussion paper

Digital radio multiplex transmission services in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart: consultation and position paper

On 30 October 2018, the ACCC received three new access undertakings in relation to the commencement of digital radio services in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. This consultation paper is designed to seek stakeholders’ views on the degree to which the undertakings meet the legislative requirements...
Submission

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...
Report

Report of the Joint Committee on Wireless Broadcasting

Introductory: We were appointed by Parliament on 3rd July, 1941, to inquire into and report upon wireless broadcasting within and from Australia, with particular reference to the following questions: (a) Should any and what change be made in the existing laws and practices relating to...
Report

Report of the Royal Commission on Wireless, together with appendices

This 1927 Royal Commission report investigated the radio broadcasting system as it existed and concluded that direct government control over broadcasting was inadvisable. At the same time, the Commission was convinced that the system would benefit from co-operation between Class A and Class B stations...