The Government is undertaking a review of Australian media services in the Asia-Pacific.

How it works

Why we want your input
Your 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 opinion
You 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.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period:  June 04, 2018 09:00 AEST to August 03, 2018 17:00 AEST

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.

Relevant Documentation

Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific – Terms of Reference

Published 4th Jun 2018

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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.


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Submissions now public

Formal Submission

We received a total of 433 submissions to the inquiry, 123 of which were unique submissions including 92 from private individuals and 31 from groups or organisations.

The remaining 310 were pro forma submissions received through a campaign organised by Supporters of Australian Broadcasting in Asia and the Pacific. Of these, 21 did not elect to have their details published and as such these submissions have been classed as partly private and de-identified.

A further 17 submitters did not give permission for their submission to be made public and 9 requested that their submission be published anonymously.

Submissions were received from people and organisations based across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, as well as other countries, including Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peru, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US) and Vanuatu. If you require a copy of any submission below in accessible format please email us at asiapacificmediareview [at]

To filter submissions by type, search for either ‘Individual Submission’, ‘Organisation Submission’ or ‘Pro Forma Submission’.

The following formal submissions have been made public.

Individual Submission - Adam Connors

Individual Submission - Al Kirton

Individual Submission - Alan Hughes

Individual Submission - Anne C Tan

Individual Submission - Anonymous 1

Individual Submission - Anonymous 2

Individual Submission - Anonymous 3

Individual Submission - Anonymous 4

Individual Submission - Anonymous 5

Individual Submission - Anonymous 6