Australia: “Whispering to the Asia-Pacific”

(Source: Australian Strategic Policy Institute via William Lee)

Australia gropes and stutters towards a renewed embrace of international broadcasting—the vital need to ‘speak for ourselves’ in the Asia–Pacific.

The latest lurch towards fresh understanding is the silent release of the review of Australia’s media reach in the Asia–Pacific. Note the irony that a report on broadcasting is soundless on arrival.

Behold a classic orphan inquiry, not wanted by either the government or the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, nor particularly desired by the public service. The orphan was created as part of the price to win a Senate vote, and is dumped on the public doorstep without a word of welcome.

The review was completed last December but only released (published on the Department of Communications website) on 17 October. No announcement. No government decisions.

The inquiry matters because it nods towards significant policy failure and the absent-minded trashing of Oz international broadcasting.[…]

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1 thought on “Australia: “Whispering to the Asia-Pacific”

  1. Mangosman

    I saw the DFAT officials at a previous senate inquiry into this topic. They had no facts to present in any direction.
    Fortunately we have Radio New Zealand Pacific still transmitting in DRM and AM to the Pacific on high frequencies but China Radio International is also transmitting to the Pacific in DRM and AM in high power also.
    Where is Australia? Virtually silent except to a few politicians, and tourist hotels.

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