Digital connections: a survey of Australian ethnic community broadcasting - preliminary report
This report presents the results of a national survey into ethnic community broadcasting stations around Australia. The survey was conducted online in English throughout 2022, and was open to station managers, ethnic program coordinators at generalist community radio stations, programmers, and ethnic community broadcasters.
Regional Australia and the ABC: reforming the relationship
This paper was commissioned by the Page Research Centre in August 2021 to evaluate and analyse whether regional Australians are satisfied with, and believe they are getting full value from, the programmes and services of the Sydney-headquartered Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Future of the Australian radio industry
The aim of this report is to review the current situation of the Australian radio industry, in light of the nearly two years of progress since the publication of the 'Future delivery of radio' report,.
Community media destinations: spotlight on creative industries
This research project interrogates the experiences of people working in the creative and cultural industries - who spent significant time in the Australian community broadcasting sector. Examining the impact of community broadcasting participation on career pathways recognises the historical role that community radio stations have...
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.
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.
Whatever happened to spectrum reform?
Should we renovate the process we have for allocating the airwaves, or knock it down and start again?
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).
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 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...
Editorial review 15: Diversity of broadcast news stories
This review was undertaken by the Editorial Policies team as an exercise to identify and compare the story choices being made by the ABC, the SBS and the free-to-air commercial services in key morning (radio) and evening (television) news bulletins.
More than radio – a community asset: social return on investment analyses of Indigenous broadcasting services
The purpose of this project was to forecast the return on investment over three years of a very remote, a regional and an urban Indigenous Broadcasting Service (IBS) by understanding, estimating and valuing their impact on stakeholders.
Investment timeframes and spectrum licensing: licensees look to minimize their spectrum risks
Regulators around the world are looking for ways to maintain flexibility in radio-communications licensing while giving investors some certainty about spectrum tenure. One of the issues raised in this context is the duration of licenses. All things being equal, a longer license provides more certainty...
Broadcasting Standards Authority: statement of intent 2017-2021
This strategy document sets out what the Broadcasting Standards Authority intends to achieve or contribute to over the next four years and how it will manage its functions and operations to meet its intentions.
Mobilong Prison Radio pilot: final report
The Mobilong prison radio pilot was an action research community project that involved a series of radio production workshops with a group of prisoners, and culminated in a CD to be used to assist new prisoners through their induction at the prison.
Australian media unites to support media law reform
Some of the biggest players in Australian media will launch a bid today to convince the Senate to pass the federal government's long waited media reform package
Radio in the bush: a study of radio listening in remote Western Australia
The ACMA undertook quantitative research in 2016 to examine the role of AM radio in the contemporary communications environment. Radio in the bush—A study of radio listening in remote Western Australia explores the radio listening habits of people living in remote and very remote Western...
United we read radio story-time
This research project aims to explore how a story-time radio show might add value to the United We Read program, and investigate if such a radio show can further engage children in their love of reading, and assist parents’ involvement, regardless of their own levels...
Powerhouse radio show: finding solutions to resettlement challenges through a pilot radio project
This working paper focuses on how engagement in media production, through a community radio project, can assist in the settlement experiences of young people of refugee background.
Final evaluation of the Lafaek Community Media for Rural Economic Development
This report evaluates the 2010-2013 NZAP funded Lafaek Community Media for Rural Economic Development project undertaken in selected sucos (villages) and aldeias (communities) in the districts of Bobonaro, Covalima, Ermera, and Likisa in Timor Leste. Implemented by CARE International Timor Leste, the project aimed to...
Effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements in dealing with radio simulcasts
The Committee received 16 submissions to this inquiry, mostly from the music recording industry, copyright groups and the commercial radio sector.
ACMA communications report 2011–12
The ACMA Communications report 2011–12 fulfils the ACMA’s statutory reporting requirements under section 105 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 to report to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on significant matters relating to the performance of carriers and carriage service providers (CSPs)...
Review of technologies for digital radio in regional Australia
A review of the relative merits of various terrestrial and satellite technologies for digital radio broadcasting services and restricted datacasting services in regional areas. Digital radio in Australia commenced in the five mainland state capital cities — Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney—in mid-2009. Digital...
Advertising, sponsorship and influence on commercial radio: research on listener attitudes
This presentation covers research into listener attitudes toward advertising, sponsorship and commercial influence, in news and current affairs programs, on commercial radio. Commercial radio continues to be a significant part of our contemporary media environment, and is also a 'traditional' broadcast media that is subject...