Radio broadcasting

Discussion paper

19 Nov 2018

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,...


20 Sep 2018

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...

Policy report

16 Mar 2018

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.


13 Mar 2018

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.


17 Nov 2017

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.


23 Oct 2017

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.

Blog post

19 Jun 2017

Graeme Dobell identifies flaws in the ABC's decision to turn off Australia’s shortwave service that broadcasts to northern Australia and the South Pacific.

Audio interview

31 May 2017

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


26 Jan 2017

Podcasting and on-demand audio are attracting new audiences, giving rise to new voices and creating new revenue sources, with public broadcasters playing a central role, according to a study by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released today.

Yet the fast-growing podcast...


15 Jun 2016

United We Read is an early intervention program in the disadvantaged suburbs of Elizabeth Park and Elizabeth Downs (Adelaide) that aims to build foundation literacy skills in children aged from birth to 5 years, run by United Way South Australia. The program involves a monthly...

Working paper

1 Dec 2015

The Powerhouse Radio Show pilot project involved young people from refugee backgrounds media and radio production workshops to investigate solutions to the challenges of their resettlement. It drew on established research that places community radio as an important cultural resource and utilised the UniCast internet...


17 Apr 2015

The National Listener Survey is a survey of the community radio listening habits of Australians though a hybrid telephone and online survey of a representative sample of 10,000 Australians over the age of 15, across all Australian states and territories.

It is conducted on...


12 Jul 2013

On 21 March 2013, the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee (the committee) for inquiry and report by 1 June 2013:

The effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements (under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and the Copyright Act 1968)...


17 Oct 2011

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...

Conference paper

16 Dec 2009

Achieving efficient spectrum management in the pursuit of the public interest is a key aspect of legal reforms introduced in spectrum liberalising countries. However, spectrum law is unclear about the precise nature of the efficiencies to achieve and choices between different efficiency objectives are often...


25 Sep 2009

This essay explores the role of triple j youth radio and asks if triple j is too commercial, or not commercial enough? Does it rotate too many songs, or does it play too much weird stuff that has resulted in the flight of its core...


14 May 2009

FORGET media diversity in the fast broadband world. The new model for local media is top-down and centrally controlled.

While community media was largely ignored in the 2009–10 Federal Budget, the ABC reaped $15.3 million to begin providing “regional broadband hubs.” The money will...



21 Sep 2007

Mike Rennie's experience shows how far Indigenous community radio training can take you, writes ELLIE RENNIE.

LATE last week, a young man called Mike Rennie won the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award, which recognises outstanding achievements in...


17 May 2007

The strong growth of digital technology over the past decade has resulted in a requirement for broadcasting services to convert from analogue to digital technology. While provision has been made for the transfer of television broadcasts to digital, until now no provision had been made...


25 Jan 2006

The recognition of Indigenous protocols within the Australian radio industry is relevant in the context of reporting of the news because research and reports in the past thirty years have confirmed that negative media reporting can create and reinforce negative stereotypes. Hence, codes for better...



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