The ABC in the Asia-Pacific
SYDNEY, 8 December 2014
Addressing a boardroom lunch for corporate members, the Hon James Spigelman AC QC, Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) spoke on the impact of funding cuts on the ABC’s coverage of the Asia Pacific and how they have marshalled their resources to continue to perform this important Charter obligation to provide digital media services to both Australian expatriates and international audiences. He noted that “this loss is not just a loss of Australian engagement and influence in the Asia-Pacific region, although it is that. It is also a substantial loss of information about the region for all Australians.” He then outlined the new ABC capability around the rebranded ABC international and digital profile Australia Plus television and Australiaplus.com digital service.
The boardroom luncheon briefing was generously sponsored by PwC.