Footnotes

Chapter 1 - Introduction

[1]        Journals of the Senate, No. 27, 13 February 2017, p. 914.

[2]        Journals of the Senate, No. 30, 16 February 2017, p. 992.

[3]        Journals of the Senate, No. 39, 9 May 2017, p. 1305.

[4]        Explanatory Memorandum, [p. 3].

[5]        Scrutiny Digest 3/17, 22 March 2017, p. 1.

[6]        ABC, 'ABC Exits Shortwave Radio Transmission', 6 December 2016, http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/shortwave-radio/ (accessed 10 May 2017).

[7]        Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, The Role and Future of Radio Australia and Australia Television, May 1997, pp. 9–10.

[8]        ABC, 'Beaming Radio Australia around the world on shortwave', http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/beaming-radio-australia-around-the-world-on-shortwave/1094588

[9]        ABC, Submission 39, p. 9.

[10]      Mr Michael Millett, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 17. See also Mr Darryl Fallow, Submission 4, pp. 1–2.

[11]      ABC, 'ABC Exits Shortwave Radio Transmission', 6 December 2016, http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/shortwave-radio/ (accessed 10 May 2017).

[12]      Mr Michael Millett, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 21.

[13]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, April 2017. Available at: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/ABC_Rural_Regional_Bill/Report.

[14]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, April 2017.

Chapter 2 - Issues raised in evidence

[1]        Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, Submission 15, p. 1; Mr Michael Butler, Submission 32, p. 2; Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, p. 2; DFAT, Submission 42, p. 1; Pacific Freedom Forum, Submission 45, p. 2.

[2]        Pacific Freedom Forum, Submission 45, p. 2.

[3]        Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, p. 2.

[4]        Mr Roger Cragg, Submission 9, p. 1.

[5]        Mr David Alford, Submission 6, p. 1.

[6]        Alexandra Wake, 'Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters', The Conversation, December 9, 2016, https://theconversation.com/pacific-nations-lose-shortwave-radio-services-that-evade-dictators-and-warn-of-natural-disasters-70058 (accessed 15 May 2017).

[7]        Mr Peter Parker, Submission 23, p. 2; Mr John Faulkner, Submission 29, p. 4.

[8]        Mr Nigel Holmes, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 14.

[9]        ABC, Submission 39, p. 7.

[10]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 7. See also Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 19.

[11]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 17.

[12]      Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 21.

[13]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 20. See also Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 22.

[14]      Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 22.

[15]      Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 25.

[16]      Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 21.

[17]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 17.

[18]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 17.

[19]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 17.

[20]      Ms Michelle Guthrie, Managing Director, ABC, Budget Estimates Hansard, 24 May 2017, p. 124.

[21]      Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 22.

[22]      Tecsun Radios Australia, Submission 7, p. 3; Mr Roger Cragg, Submission 9, p. 1; Mr Matthew McKernan, Submission 17, pp. 2–4; Mr Michael Butler, Submission 32, p. 2; Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, pp. 2–4; Pacific Freedom Forum, Submission 45, p. 6; ActionAid, Submission 46, pp. 1–2.

[23]      Mr David Alford, Submission 6, p. 1; Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, Submission 15, p. 1; Mr Matthew McKernan, Submission 17, pp. 2–4; Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, pp. 2–4; Pacific Freedom Forum, Submission 45, p. 6; ActionAid, Submission 46, pp. 1–2.

[24]      Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, Submission 15, p. 1.

[25]      Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, Submission 15, p. 1.

[26]      Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, Submission 15, p. 1.

[27]      DFAT, Submission 42, p. 2.

[28]      Mr Daniel Sloper, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 5.

[29]      Mr Daniel Sloper, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 6.

[30]      Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 24.

[31]      ABC, Answer to question on notice No. 6.

[32]      Mr David Alford, Submission 6, p. 2; Mr Michael Butler, Submission 32, p. 2; Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, pp. 6–8; Mr Nigel Holmes, Submission 40, p. 1.

[33]      Mr Stephen Coleman, Submission 11, p. 2; Mr Gary Page, Submission 12, p. 2; Mr John Rich and Ms Kathryn O'Brien, Submission 26, p. 2; Mr Rodney Champness, Submission 27, p. 3; Mr Michael Butler, Submission 32, p. 2; Mr Nigel Holmes, Submission 40, p. 3.

[34]      Pacific Freedom Forum, Submission 45, p. 5.

[35]      Mr Peter Marks, Submission 18, p. 3; Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, p. 10; Mr Stephen Dowding, Submission 36, p. 5; Pacific Freedom Forum, Submission 45, p. 5.

[36]      Mr Richard Wiltshire, Submission 3, pp. 4–5.

[37]      Mr John Faulkner, Submission 29, p. 3.

[38]      Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, p. 9.

[39]      Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, pp. 6–8.

[40]      Mr Graeme Dobell, Submission 35, pp. 6–8; see also Geoff Heriot, 'The crowded Pacific: re-considering the sharp edge of broadcasting's soft power', The Strategist, 1 May 2017, https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/crowded-pacific-re-considering-sharp-edge-broadcastings-soft-power/ (accessed 20 May 2017); British Council, 'Influence and attraction: culture and the race for soft power in the 21st century', June 2013, https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/policy-insight-research/research/influence-and-attraction (accessed 20 May 2017).

[41]      Mr Geoff Heriot, 'The crowded Pacific: re-considering the sharp edge of broadcasting's soft power', The Strategist, 1 May 2017, https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/crowded-pacific-re-considering-sharp-edge-broadcastings-soft-power/ (accessed 20 May 2017); British Council, 'Influence and attraction: culture and the race for soft power in the 21st century', June 2013, https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/policy-insight-research/research/influence-and-attraction (accessed 20 May 2017).

[42]      Mr John Rich and Ms Kathryn O'Brien, Submission 26, p. 2; Mr Rodney Champness, Submission 27, p. 3; Mr John Faulkner, Submission 29, p. 3.

[43]      Available at http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/pacific-beat/2016-08-12/new-content-for-abc-pacific-services:-abc-md/7728940.

[44]      Available at http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/pacific-beat/2016-08-12/new-content-for-abc-pacific-services:-abc-md/7728940.

[45]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 19.

[46]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 19.

[47]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 28.

[48]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 27.

[49]      ABC, Answer to question on notice No. 10.

[50]      Mr Andrew Byrne, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 2.

[51]      DFAT, Submission 42, p. 2.

[52]      Mr Daniel Sloper, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 2.

[53]      Mr Daniel Sloper, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 2.

[54]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, April 2017.

[55]      Mr Stephen Dowding, Submission 36, p. 6.

[56]      Mr Alan Hughes, Submission 31, p. 4.

[57]      Name Withheld, Submission 44, p. 10.

[58]      Name Withheld, Submission 44, p. 10.

[59]      Mr Stephen Dowding, Submission 36, p. 6.

[60]      Mr Stephen Dowding, Submission 36, Supplementary Submission, p. 1.

[61]      Mr Stephen Dowding, Submission 36, p. 6.

[62]      Mr Darryl Fallow, Submission 4, p. 4.

[63]      Mr Alan Hughes, Submission 31, p. 5; pp. 5–8.

[64]      Mr Darryl Fallow, Submission 4, p. 5.

[65]      Name Withheld, Submission 44, pp. 9–10.

[66]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 2.

[67]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 8.

[68]      Mr Michael Millet, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 17.

[69]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 9.

[70]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 9.

[71]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 9.

[72]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 10.

[73]      ABC, Submission 39, p. 11.

[74]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, April 2017.

Labor Senators' Additional Comments

[1]        The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, 'ABC and SBS Efficiency Study—release of report', Media release, 1 December 2014.

[2]        Department of Communications, ABC and SBS Efficiency Study: Draft Report, April 2014, p. 91.

[3]        Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, s 6(1)(a).

[4]        Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, s 6(1)(ba).

[5]        Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 'ABC Exits Shortwave Radio Transmission', Media Release, 6 December 2016.

[6]        Mrs Fiona Reynolds, Director of Regional, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Committee Hansard, 6 March 2017, p. 33.

[7]        Explanatory Memorandum, Broadcasting Services Bill 1992.

[8]        Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth), ss 11 and 13.

Senator Bridget McKenzie's Additional Comments

[1]        Mrs Fiona Reynolds, Director of Regional, ABC, Committee Hansard, 6 March 2017, p. 33

[2]        Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 25.

[3]        Mr Michael Millett, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 24.

[4]        ABC, Answer to question on notice, No. 3.

[5]        ABC, Answer to question on notice, No. 4.

[6]        Ibid.

[7]        ABC, Answer to question on notice, No. 5.

[8]        ABC, Answer to question on notice, No. 3.

[9]        ABC, Answer to question on notice, No. 8.

[10]      ABC, Answer to question on notice, No. 26.

[11]      Ibid.

[12]      Ms Michelle Guthrie, General Manager, ABC, Proof Additional Estimate Committee Hansard, 28 February 2017, pp. 80–81.

[13]      Ms Susan Pinnock, ABC Friends National, Committee Hansard, 6 March 2017, p. 17; ABC Friends, Submission 32, Attachment 1, p. 1; see also Mr Alan Hughes, Submission 43, p. 2; Four Wheel Drive Northern Territory, Submission 53, p. 1; Mrs Vena Oliver, Committee Hansard, 9 March 2017, p.15.

[14]      Department of Corporate and Information Services, Inquiry into the ABC (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015. Answer to questions taken on notice, p. 1.

[15]      Mr Stephen Dowding, Inquiry into the ABC Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, Submission 34, p. 1.

[16]      Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association, Inquiry into the ABC Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, Submission 44, p. 2.

[17]      Mr Stephen Dowding, Inquiry into the ABC Amendment (Rural and Regional Australia) Bill 2015, Submission 34, p. 3; Mr Philip Brennan, Submission 42, p. 1; Northern Territory Government, Submission 46, p. 2; Mr Malcolm Stewart, Four Wheel Drive Northern Territory, Committee Hansard, 9 March 2017, p. 23; Mr Bruce Davey, Committee Hansard, 9 March 2017, p. 28; Mr Chris Schilling, Committee Hansard, 9 March 2017, p. 41.

[18]      Budget Estimates 2017–18, Answer to question on notice, No. 119.

[19]      Mr Michael Millett, Head, Government Relations, ABC, Proof Budget Estimates Hansard, 24 May 2017, p. 123.

[20]      ABC, Inquiry into the ABC Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, Answer to question on notice, No. 18.

[21]      ABC, Inquiry into the ABC Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, Answer to question on notice, No. 34.

[22]      Mr David Hua, Head, International Audience Strategy, ABC, Committee Hansard, 16 June 2017, p. 24.

[23]      Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, Submission 15, p. 1.

[24]      Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, Submission 15, p. 1.

Senator Nick Xenophon's Dissenting Report

[1]        Mr Garry Cratt, Tecsun Radios Australia, Submission 7, pp.1–2.

[2]        Mr Garry Cratt, Tecsun Radios Australia, Submission 7, pp.1–2.

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