This submission responds to the ACMA’s Future Delivery of Radio in Australia Issues Paper, published in April 2019. It considers the regulatory framework which underpins Indigenous broadcasting in Australia and the drivers and impact of changing audience needs.
What does the future hold for community television? It's shaking off its hokey image and gaining more and more viewers across Australia, but at the same time it's also beginning to lose audience share as consumers switch from analogue to digital. Marooned for the moment...
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.
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...
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...
Bottom-up and inside-out: using participatory methodology to measure the social impact of a radio engagement project with young people of refugee experience
This article focuses specifically on the use of participatory monitoring and evaluation processes as a method for determining the social impact of community radio projects.
This article outlines the findings from the first stage of a grassroots action research project conducted with a support group for women of lived prison experience, based in Adelaide, South Australia, to investigate radio production as a means for supporting women in their transition to...
This paper filters recent developments in digital radio policy and implementation through the perspectives of community radio stakeholders, obtained through interviews, to describe and analyse these constraints.
According to the degree of influence': Why regional commercial radio is more heavily regulated than metropolitan commercial television
This paper considers the effects of the most recent changes to the broadcasting regulatory regime in Australia, and compares the outcomes for commercial television broadcasters with those for commercial radio broadcasters. It begins by reviewing the path to the current regime and highlighting the differences...
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.