On Sunday, Radio Australia’s shortwave signal to Asia will be turned off, another result the ABC says of recent government funding cuts.
Radio Australia to cease Asia shortwave service this weekend (Credit: ABC)
Shortwave broadcasting into the Pacific will continue, but signal strenth outside Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji may be degraded.
Alex Oliver from the Lowy Institute has contributed evidence to Australian parliamentary inquiries and committees on foreign affairs, defence and trade for many years.
So does she view the switch off as a big step back from international broadcasting by Australia, or simply the retirement of some old technology.