Annual Report 2005-2006
 

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OUTPUT 3.1: Public information services and public diplomacy

Administered items for Outcome 3

International Relations Grants Program

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Grants were administered in accordance with Government guidelines on the administration of the Discretionary Grants Program. See Appendix 10 for details of the discretionary grants programs administered by the department.

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Twelve grants were administered in 2005–06.

ABC Asia Pacific (ABCAP) television service

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All key performance indicators were met and in some instances exceeded.

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ABCAP rebroadcast arrangements expanded to 41 countries, with 158 pay television operators. Research ranks ABCAP in the top 21–34 channels (international and local) in the main Asian capital cities that are measured by Synovate PAX media reach market surveying. The launch of separate signals for India and the Pacific greatly improved the relevance of the programming for viewers in different time zones.

Australian participation in the 2005 World Expo—Aichi, Japan

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The Australian Pavilion attracted more than 3.5 million visitors over the course of the six-month Aichi World Expo and won three awards, including a silver 'Nature's Wisdom' Award for Best Pavilion in Category from the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). This was the first time that an Australian Pavilion at a World Expo has been awarded one of the BIE's best pavilion awards. The Australian pavilion was also rated highly by visitors, ranking consistently in the top five of foreign pavilions in independent Japanese survey polls.

During the course of the Expo, the Australian Pavilion hosted seven high-level Australian Government visits (the Prime Minister, Minister for Trade, Minister for Arts and Sport, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture), four premiers/chief ministers and 17 state ministers from Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. We hosted a total of 217 VIP functions for 10 312 guests.

The Australian Pavilion received letters of appreciation from many senior Japanese, Australian and other visitors, all commenting on their positive experiences. Effective management delivered the entire project under the final budget of $34.92 million, with all timelines fully met.

Hurricane Katrina contribution

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The key indicators were achieved through the prompt response to the crisis. The donation was made to the American Red Cross in September 2005 for the provision of humanitarian assistance.

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