If elected next year, Federal Labor says it will provide the ABC with $2 million in funding to help re-establish shortwave radio services across the Northern Territory.
The ABC controversially switched off its shortwave service in January 2017 and defended the decision by saying it would "only affect a very, very small amount of people" and save taxpayers up to $1.9 million.
The decision was heavily criticised by industry groups such as the NT Cattlemen's Association (NTCA) and the NT Seafood Council.
NTCA president Chris Nott welcomed today's announcement by Labor and said the ABC's decision was short-sighted.
Federal Member for Solomon Luke Gosling said the axing of shortwave had angered a lot of people and community groups.