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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade :: 2001-2002 Annual Report
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Administered items for Outcome 3

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Grants

ABC Asia Pacific television service

Grants

Quality indicator

  • Grants administered in accordance with Commonwealth guidelines on the administration of the Discretionary Grants Program.

Quantity indicator

  • Number of grants.

Grants were administered in accordance with Commonwealth guidelines on the administration of the Discretionary Grants Program and were disbursed on time and to the satisfaction of recipients.

Quantity information

Twelve grants administered. Details of grants are at Appendix 12.

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ABC Asia Pacific television service

Quality indicator

  • ABC Asia Pacific (ABCAP) television service to meet its contractual obligations with the department in regard to the quality, coverage and management of the new television service.

Quantity indicator

  • ABCAP's performance measured by the tests and assessments prescribed in the DFAT-ABCAP contract.

The ABCAP television service began on 31 December 2001 with a 24-hour program schedule tailored for regional audiences. ABCAP is required to report regularly on its progress in securing re-broadcasting arrangements and on the development of the service, as well as on liaison with our posts. Under the contract, the first annual review of the ABCAP service, including audience surveys, is to be conducted in 2002-03.

Quantity information

The ABCAP service was available through direct-to-home satellite reception across the region, and in several countries on free-to-air or cable rebroadcasters, including in Indonesia, the Philippines, Samoa, Noumea, Marshall Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Nauru. Negotiations are continuing for delivery of service via free-to-air and cable services in other countries.

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