The ACMA

2015 radio investigations

The table below contains details of the ACMA's 2015 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

Investigation number / Report

Station / licensee

Program or issue

Description

Outcome

24 December 2015

Commercial radio 

BI-124 

KIIS 1065 / Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation Pty Ltd

Kyle and Jackie O 

Proscribed matter and program content and language: decency - alleged offensive comment about a transgender person 

No breach of codes 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] or 1.3(a) [generally accepted standards of decency] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013 

3 November 2015

National radio

BI-84

774 ABC Melbourne / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Breakfast with Red Symons 

Harm and offence - offensive content and condoning prejudice through the use of a stereotypes in the broadcast of an Irish joke

No breach of standards 7.1 [harm and offence] or 7.7 [condone or encourage prejudice] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised 2014)

25 September 2015

National radio

BI-49 

Radio National / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

AM 

Accuracy, corrections and opportunity to respond - in a radio segment on alleged corruption in the private vocational education and training industry 

No breach of standards 2.1 [accuracy], 3.1 [corrections and clarifications] or 5.3 [opportunity to respond] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised 2014) 

18 September 2015

Commercial radio 

BI-48

2GB / Harbour Radio Pty Ltd

Alan Jones Breakfast Show

Accuracy and correction of factual errors - in a segment on the revocation of approval for development of an aged care faculty

No breach of clauses 2.2(a) [accuracy] and clause 2.2(b) [correction of factual errors] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013

1 September 2015 

National radio

B1-46 

Radio National / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Between The Lines 

Due impartiality - in an interview with a British politician about climate change 

No breach of standard 4.3 [imply perspective is the editorial opinion of the ABC] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised 2014) 

14 August 2015 

Commercial radio 

3352

KISS 1065 / Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation Pty Ltd 

Kyle & Jackie O 

Generally accepted standards of decency and treatment of participants in a live hosted entertainment program -  in an interview with the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP 

No breach of codes 1.3(a) [decency] or 9.1(a) [treatment of participants] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013

17 July 2015

Community radio 

3342 

Voice FM 99.9 / Ballarat Community FM Radio Cooperative Ltd

Community Voices 

Licence conditions - broadcast advertisements

Breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) [broadcast advertisements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 

14 May 2015

Community radio 

 3324

Noongar Radio / Peedac Pty Ltd

Unna You Fullas

Stereotype, incite, vilify or perpetuate hatred against a group on the basis of ethnicity or race and complaints handling – in a broadcast about indigenous history

Breach of code 7.3(c) [respond in writing to complaint within 60 days] and no breach of code 3.3 [stereotype, incite, vilify or perpetuate hatred against a group on the basis of ethnicity or race] of the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice 2008

6 May 2015

Community radio

3315 

Northside Radio 99.3 / Northside Broadcasting Cooperative Ltd

Licence condition matter 

Broadcasting advertisements

Breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) [broadcasting advertisements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 

29 April 2015 

Commercial radio 

3322 

2GB / Harbour Radio Pty Ltd

Alan Jones Breakfast Show 

Accuracy - in a talkback discussion on global warming 

No breach of code 2.2(a) [accuracy] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013 

29 April 2015

Commercial radio 

3321

Radio 2EL 1089am / Orange Super AM 1089 Pty Ltd

Early Morning Breakfast Show 

Proscribed matter – in a talkback program discussing Halal food

No breach of clause 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013 

20 February 2015

Low Power Open Narrowcast (LPON) radio

3267 

Classic Gold 87.6 FM / Noise FM Pty Ltd

General programming 

Categories of broadcasting services - the station is not operating as a narrowcasting service as it is providing programs of broad appeal

The licensee is providing an open narrowcasting service within the meaning of section 18 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

13 February 2015

National radio

3271

702 ABC Sydney / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Mornings with Linda Mottram

Accuracy, due impartiality and opportunity to respond – in an interview regarding Hornsby Quarry

No breach of standards 2.1 [accuracy], 4.1 [due impartiality], 4.2 [diversity of perspectives] or 5.3 [opportunity to respond] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised 2014)

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