The Government is undertaking a review of Australian media services in the Asia-Pacific.
Why we want your inputYour views will assist in analysing the current coverage and access of Australian media in the Asia Pacific region and the use and value of Australian shortwave technology.
How you can voice your opinionYou can provide a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by 3 August 2018.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?We are seeking stakeholder views on the reach of Australian media in the Asia Pacific region.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ceased shortwave broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region in January 2017 ahead of a transition to FM transmission.
The review is assessing the reach of Australia's media in the Asia-Pacific region, including examining whether shortwave radio technology should be used.
All media distribution platforms—television, radio and online—are being examined including commercial, community and publicly funded services.
The review is also looking at different types of technologies such as analogue, digital and satellite radio and television services and online services.
Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific – Terms of Reference
Published 4th Jun 2018
The Government is undertaking a review of Australian media services in the Asia Pacific, including the role of shortwave radio. The review is being conducted jointly by the Department of Communications and the Arts and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Australian Government completed the review in December 2018.