Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific

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In September 2017, the Government agreed to conduct a review into the reach of Australian broadcasting services in the Asia Pacific region, including examining whether shortwave radio technology should be used (the 'Review').

The Review, which has been conducted jointly by the Department of Communications and the Arts (DoCA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with the assistance of Sapere Research Group, is part of a package of media reform measures negotiated with the Nick Xenophon Team in September 2017.

In addition, the Review will also provide input into the Soft Power Review which was commenced by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade following the release of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper.