The 2017 More Than Radio Social Return on Investment (SROI) was initiated by the Australian Government to assist the government:
- Better understand the services offered by Indigenous broadcasting organisations
- Ensure Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) funded programs are delivering for local communities; and
- Provide Indigenous broadcasters with evidence of their benefit and services.
Three broadcasters were studied in depth – PAW Media (remote), Umeewarra (regional) and Koori Radio (urban) – to form an overall report on the social impact of First Nations broadcasting services. As the overall report shows, First Nations broadcasters are returning social, cultural and economic value to their communities, and to government, significantly above the $ investment.