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2013 radio investigations

The table below contains details of the ACMA's 2013 radio investigations and investigation reports. Details of radio investigations in other years are available on this page. Details of ACMA television investigations are available on this page.

Date Finalised Service Type Call Sign Program Name Outcome Report
5/12/2013 ABC Radio 4QS Regional Afternoons No breach - privacy 3114
2/12/2013  Commercial radio  2SM  John Laws 

No breach of clause 1.3(a) (generally accepted standards of decency)

No finding in relation to clause 5.5 (response to complaints) 

3071 
2/12/2013 Commercial Radio 2AAY The Kyle and Jackie O Hour of Power No breach of Code 1.3 (decency) or Code 1.5 (explicit sexual theme) of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013 3089
28/11/2013 SBS Radio 3EA Mandarin Language Prog. 'Meet You There' No breach - 1.2 (diversity of views and perspectives) 3112
25/11/2013 Commercial Radio 4GR The Big Breakfast No breach of Code 1.3a (decency) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013 3121
22/11/2013 ABC national broadcaster 2RN ACT  First Dog on the Moon No breach Standards 7.1 and 7.7 of ABC Code of Practice 2011 3116
21/11/2013  Commercial Radio 6PER

Smallzy’s Surgery

No breach of Code 1.3(a) [decency] and no breach of clause 1.5 [broadcast of a program with an explicit sexual theme as its core component before 9.30pm] of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013

3099
19/11/2013 Community Radio Tribe FM 91.1   Breach - Broadcasting advertisements 3088 Tribe FM
13/11/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB  The Ray Hadley Morning Show No breach Code 1.1 (e) (proscribed matter), breach Code 5.5 (complaints handling) of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013 3100
13/11/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Alan Jones Breakfast Show No breach Code 2.2 (a) (factual material), breach Code 5.5 (complaints handling) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013 3075
31/10/2013 ABC Radio 4RN A Rational Fear No Breach – Harm and offence 3115 (.docx 806 kb) A Rational Fear
31/10/13 Commercial Radio 2GF Valley Sports

No breach – decency

Breach – Provision of a substantive response

Breach – Inform complainant of right to complain to the ACMA  

3101
19/09/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Alan Jones Breakfast Show Breach of Code 5.5 No Breach of Codes 2.2(a) and 2.3(b) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011 2947 and 2960 PDF or Word
19/09/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Alan Jones Breakfast Show Breach of Codes 2.2(a) and 5.5 No Breach of Code 2.2(a) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011

2952, 2953 and 2954 PDF or Word

Alan Jones Breakfast Show

19/09/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Alan Jones Breach of Code 2.2(a) No Breach of Codes 2.3(a); 2.3(b) and 2.3(c) No Finding in relating to code 5.5 of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011 2962 Alan Jones Breakfast Show
19/09/2013 Community Radio 4SFM Breach - Representing community interest; Encouraging participation in selection of programs No Breach - Encouraging participation in selection of programs 3031 (.docx 816 kb) Sunshine FM Radio Association Inc
10/09/2013 Commercial Radio 6PR Drive No Breach - Use broadcasting service in commission of offence 3034 (.docx 2.4 mb) Drive
6/09/2013 Commercial Radio 4RGK Banksy & Brad for breakfast No Breach - Decency 3068 (.docx 802 kb)  Banksy & Brad for Breakfast
29/08/2013 Commercial Radio 3AW 3AW Football No Breach - Tobacco advertisement 3064 (.docx 788 kb) 3AW Football
9/08/2013 Commercial Radio 6PR Drive No Breach - Depict suicide favourably; Present use of illegal drugs as desirable; Incite or encourage violence or brutality;  Hatred, contempt or ridicule because of religion;  Standards of decency; Accuracy of factual material; Correct errors; Presentation of material in misleading manner; Advertisement for therapeutic goods; Complaint handling. 2978 (.docx 912 kb) Drive
1/08/2013 ABC Radio 2RN AM No Breach – Accuracy 3032 (.docx 793 kb) NT Country Hour
30/07/2013 Commercial Radio 5ADD Breakfast Show No Breach - Generally accepted standards of decency 3038 (.docx 788 kb) Adelaide’s Fun Breakfast
24/07/2013 Commercial Radio 2DAY Dan and Maz Show No breach of clauses 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] and 5.4 [telephone advice] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011 3055 (.docx 808 kb) The Dan & Maz Show
23/07/2013 ABC Radio 3LO Mornings with Jon Faine No Breach – Impartiality; Dealing with participants; Undertakings 3002 (.docx 816 kb) Mornings with Jon Faine
15/07/2013 Commercial Radio 5AA Bob Francis No Breach – clauses 1.3(a) [Decency] and 2.3(d) [Privacy] Breach – clause 5.5 [Complaint-handling] 2929 (.docx 819 kb) Bob Francis
11/07/2013 ABC Radio 3RN Drive No breach of standards 4.1, 7.1 and 7.7 3040 (860 kb) RN Drive
2/07/2013 ABC Radio 3LO AM No breach of standards 2.1 or 2.2 (Accuracy) 3001 (.doc 840 kb) AM
28/06/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Alan Jones Breakfast Show No Breach - Accuracy and factual material 2961 (.docx 843 kb) Alan Jones Breakfast Show
26/06/2013 ABC Radio 2RN The Science Show No breach of impartiality and diversity of perspectives / harm and offence  2949 (.doc 872 kb) The Science Show
26/06/2013 ABC Radio 3LO Breakfast with Red Symons No Breach – Prejudice and stereotypes 3000 (.doc 844 kb) Breakfast with Red Symons
14/06/2013 Community Radio 7RGY Breach – Stereotype a group on the basis of ethnicityNo Breach – Vilify, incite, or perpetuate hatred against, a group on the basis of ethnicity 2969 Teachings from the Bible
4/06/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Ray Hadley Breached of Codes 2.2(a) and 2.2(b); No Breach of Code 2.2(a) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011 2888 (.docx 4.6 mb) The Ray Hadley Morning Show
22/05/2013 ABC Radio 3LO AM No Breach – Impartiality; Diversity of perspectives 2972 (.doc) AM
16/05/2013 Community Radio 2MWM Breach – Time limit on sponsorship announcements No breach – Broadcasting advertisements 2998 (.docx 795 kb) Time limit on sponsorship announcements; Advertising
7/05/2013 TCBL Breach – Complaints handling No Breach – Broadcasting advertisements  2984 (.docx 802 kb) Complaints handling; Advertising
7/05/2013 Community Radio 4SFM Breach - Broadcast of advertisements 2990 Sunshine FM Radio Association Inc
26/04/2013 ABC Radio ABV ABC News Breakfast No Breach – Impartiality 2977 (.doc 824 kb)  AM 
24/04/2013 ABC Radio 3RN The Science Show No Breach – Impartiality; Diversity of perspectives 2906 (932 kb)  The Science Show 
24/04/2013 Community Radio 4SFM Breach - Broadcast of advertisements, time limit on sponsorship announcements 2985 Sunshine FM Radio Association Inc
16/04/2013 ABC Radio 3RN AM No Breach – Accuracy 2907 (.doc 879 kb)  AM 
12/04/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Afternoons with Chris Smith No Breach - Hatred, contempt or ridicule; Standards of decency 2918 (.doc 858 kb) The Chris Smith Afternoon Show
12/04/2013 SBS Radio 2EA Serbian Language Program No Breach – Balance; Impartiality and Accuracy 2935 (.docx 782 kb), Attachment B (PDF 452 kb)  Serbian Language Program
11/04/2013 Commercial Radio 4EL John McKenzie's Morning Show No Breach - Advertising Standard 2012; advertisement broadcast on the 19 February 2013 was distinguishable as an advertisement.  No Breach - Disclosure Standard 2012; there was no relevant ‘commercial agreement’ that required disclosure. 2971 (.docx 801 kb)  The John MacKenzie Morning Show
9/04/2013 ABC Radio 2RN The World Today No Breach – Corrections and clarifications; Dealings with participants 2870 (.doc 867 kb)  The World Today 
13/03/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB The Ray Hadley Morning Show No Breach - Advertising Standard 2012 and Disclosure Standard 2012 - there was no advertising or commercial agreement and therefore the obligations under the standards were not enlivened. 2983 (.docx 793 kb)  The Ray Hadley Morning Show
7/03/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Alan Jones Breakfast Show Breach - Respond to complaint within 30 business days No Breach - Ridicule on grounds of gender 2926 (.docx 792 kb) Alan Jones Breakfast Show
6/03/2013 Commercial Radio 5AA Bob Francis No Breach – incitement of hatred/serious contempt/severe ridicule on the basis of ethnicity/nationality/race/gender [clause 1.1(e)] Breach – offending generally accepted standards of decency [clause 1.3(a)] Breach – complaints-handling 2848 Bob Francis
18/02/2013 Commercial Radio 2GB Alan Jones Breakfast Show No Breach - Advertising Standard 2012 and Disclosure Standard 2012 - the segment was not promotional and therefore the obligations under the standards were not enlivened. 2938 (.docx 797 kb) The Alan Jones Breakfast Show
14/02/2013 Community Radio 4SFM Breach – Broadcasting advertisements No Breach – Sponsorship time limit 2915 & 2922 Sunshine FM Radio Association Inc
7/02/2013 Commercial Radio 7TTT No Breach – Advertising Standard 2012; Advertisement broadcast on 23 January 2013 was distinguishable as an advertisement  2955 (.docx 790 kb)Sea FM Breakfast with Nick & Woody
18/01/2013 Commercial Radio 5DN Breach - Presentation of advertisement  2864 Down Down by Status Quo (2012)
18/01/2013 Commercial Radio 4KQ No Breach - Presentation of advertisement 2858  Down Down by status Quo (2012)
18/01/2013 Commercial Radio 3KKZ Breach - Presentation of advertisement 2859 Down Down
18/01/2013 Commercial Radio 2UUS No Breach – Presentation of advertisement 2860 Down Down by Status Quo (2012)
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