Annual Report 2004-2005

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OUTPUT 3.1: Public information services and public diplomacy

Administered items for Outcome 3


Quality indicator

Quantity indicator

Grants were administered in accordance with Government guidelines on the administration of the Discretionary Grants Program. See Appendix 11 for a list of discretionary grant programs administered by the department.

Quantity information

Nine grants were administered in 2004–05.

ABC Asia Pacific (ABCAP) television service

Quality indicator

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Key indicators were met.

Quantity information

ABCAP has secured distribution on more than 150 re-broadcast platforms in 38 countries. Independent surveys confirm that ABCAP ranks in the top 25 broadcast channels and consistently ranks ahead of channels such as Channel News Asia, CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg and Hallmark.

Australian participation in the 2005 World Expo—Aichi, Japan

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As of 30 June 2005, the Australian pavilion had welcomed 1.28 million visitors since Aichi World Expo began on 25 March 2005. The Australian pavilion and associated activities attracted a total of 1060 media items in Japan and Australia, contributing to positive reporting on the Australia–Japan relationship. The Australian pavilion has been consistently voted in the top five national pavilions by Japanese publications.

More than 100 invitational events promoting tourism, business, education and other aspects of the relationship have been held at the pavilion, attracting over 5000 Japanese guests. More than 400 Australian cultural performances have been held on the stages of the Aichi World Expo site.

High-level visitors to the pavilion have included the Prime Minister, Mr Howard, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Downer, the Minister for Trade, Mr Vaile, the premiers of Queensland and Victoria, state government ministers, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Crown Prince of Japan, the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark, senior executives from Toyota Australia, Woodside, Rio Tinto and Northwest Shelf LNG, the Governor of Aichi Prefecture and the Commissioner-General of the Bureau International des Exposition. The Australian pavilion has received letters of appreciation from many senior visitors, outlining their positive experience.

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