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Community TV investigations

From 1998 until the end of 2013, the ACMA and its predecessor, the Australian Broadcasting Authority, published broadcasting investigation reports in state-by-state tables for commercial television, commercial radio and community radio and in tables for all other broadcasting sectors (for example, ABC radio, subscription television and narrowcasting radio).

These tables as well as tables of broadcastiing investigation reports published by the ACMA year by year from 2005 are available (radio investigations here and television investigations here).

Prior to August 2008, only breach reports were published in full. Summaries of non-breach reports prior to August 2008 can be found in ACMA annual reports.;

Call sign

Title / licensee / program or topic /
date of broadcast

Breach

Date of website publication

ACE TV

Investigation report

Investigation into Adelaide Community and Educational Television (ACE-TV). The report of the ABA's investigation into whether ACE TV should continue to participate in the Government's ongoing trial of community television.

 

Dec 2002

ATW31
(ACCESS 31)

Report of breach finding

No longer providing a service

Breach – Licensee will provide the service for community purposes

22 Sept 08

ATW

1637

The British Football Show

Broadcasting of advertisements and more than seven minutes in an hour of sponsorship announcements

17 Oct 2006

C31 Adelaide

1854

Clauses 2.2 & 2.4 of ASTRA Code of Practice Narrowcast Television (July 2003)

Complaint handling

12 Nov 2007

C31 Melbourne

2913 (.docx 800 kb)

Codes 1.1(b), (c) and (d), 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 and 7.3(b)of the Community Television Broadcasting Codes of Practice 2011

Breach – Codes regarding: Constitution provisions (number, composition and expertise of directors); Policy and procedure for meeting community needs; Policy and procedure about the community and its programming needs.

No Breach – Codes regarding: Organisation structure and governance arrangements; Handling of complaints to licensee.

13 Feb 2013

C31 Melbourne

2710 (.docx 801 kb)

Broadcasting advertisements

Breach – Broadcasting advertisements

15 Mar 2012

C31 Melbourne

1250

Man with the Golden Arm

Apply OFLC Guidelines Protection of children; Complaint handling – make every effort to resolve a complaint

23 May 2003

C31 Sydney

1195

Actively Radical

Complaint handling

21 Jan 2003

C31 Sydney (Channel 31)

1175

Focus Talk Show

Unfair current affairs; Complaint handling

5 Nov 2002

MGV31

1783

Geelong Cricket Show

Broadcasting advertisements

12 Jul 2007

QCTV
(Briz31 Limited)

2077

Dragnet

Broadcasting advertisements/ Broadcasting tobacco advertisements

11 Mar 2009

TSN31

2613

Gundam 00

Breach – Complaints handling

27 Sept 2011

TSN31

2557

4WD TV

Breach – Identification of certain political matter

11 Jul 2011

TSN31

1679

India TV

Advertising

13 Oct 2006

WTV Perth

2542

Felicity

Breach – Program classification
Breach – Complaints handling
No Finding – Classification and placement of programming

22 Mar 2011

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