On December 20, 1939, Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced Australia’s first international broadcast service. From radio, to TV, digital, mobile, social and streaming we have taken an Australia voice to the Asia Pacific and the world. Radio Australia’s purpose in those first decades was to expand its foreign language services and reach as many continents as possible, relaying Australian news and views to expats and foreigners alike. But more recent decades have seen dramatic cuts to the ABC’s global presence, and while Australian stories are still being told overseas, questions remain over the future of international broadcasting.
Published on YouTube by ABC News In-depth, Dec 18. 2019