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

Call sign

Program name

Description

Outcome

Report

24/12/2015  Commercial radio  KIIS 1065  Kyle and Jackie O  Investigation into an alleged offensive comment about a transgender person  No breach of code 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] or 1.3(a) [generally accepted standards of decency] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013  BI-124 
25/09/2015  National broadcaster  Radio National  AM  Accuracy, corrections and opportunity to respond in a radio segment on alleged corruption in the private vocational education and training (VET) industry  No breach of standards 2.1 [accuracy], 3.1 [corrections and clarifications] and 5.3 [opportunity to respond] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised in 2014)  BI-49 
 3/11/2015 National radio  774 ABC Melbourne  Breakfast with Red Symons  Investigation into a complaint about offensive content and that the program condoned or encouraged prejudice through the use of a stereotype.  No breach of standard 7.1 [harm or offence] and standard 7.7 [condone or encourage prejudice] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised in 2014)  BI-84
 18/9/15 Commercial radio   2GB 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 clause 2.2(a) [accuracy] and clause 2.2(b) [correction of factual errors] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013 BI-48
1 Sept 2015  National Broadcaster Radio National  Between The Lines  Impartiality in an interview with British politician Lord Nigel Lawson 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 in 2014)  B1-46 
14 August 2015  Commercial radio  KISS 1065  Kyle & Jackie O  Generally accepted standards of decency and treatment of participants in a live hosted entertainment program regarding an interview with the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP  No breach of codes 1.3(a) or 9.1(a) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013  3352
17 July 2015 Community radio   3BBB Community Voices  Licence conditions - broadcast advertisements Breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) [broadcast advertisements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992  3342 
14 May 2015 Community radio  6NME  Codes of Practice   

Stereotype, incite, vilify or perpetuate hatred against a group on the basis of ethnicity or race

Complaints handling

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
Breach of code 7.3(c) [respond in writing to complaint within 60 days] of the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice 2008 
 
 3324
6 May 2015 Community radio 2NSB  Licence condition matter  Broadcasting advertisements Breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) [broadcasting advertisements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992  3315 
29 April 2015  Commercial broadcaster  2GB Alan Jones Breakfast Show  Accuracy in a talkback radio discussion on global warming  No breach of Code 2.2(a) [accuracy] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice & Guidelines 2013  3322 
29 April 2015 Commercial broadcaster  2EL (Radio 2EL)  Early Morning Breakfast Show  Talk-back program containing a discussion on Halal food including certification costs, packaging  and treatment of animals  No breach of clause 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013  3321
20 February 2015 Narrowcaster 2N93  General programming  Section 18 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 
The licensee is providing an open narrowcasting service within the meaning of section 18
 
3267 

13 February 2015

ABC Radio

2BL

Mornings with Linda Mottram

Accuracy, impartiality, diversity of perspectives and opportunity to respond in interview regarding Hornsby Quarry

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

3271.
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