The ACMA

2013 television investigations

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

Date Finalised

Service Type

Call Sign

Program Name

Description

Outcome

Report

24/12/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

The Blacklist

Inappropriate depictions of violence in M classified program.

No Breach—Classification of other material

No Breach—Material Not Suitable for Television

3147The Blacklist

19/12/2013

ABC TV

ABC (ABV Melbourne)

ABC News 24 – Julia Gillard in Conversation with Anne Summers

Biased interview with former Prime Minister

No Breach of standards 4.1 [impartiality] or 4.5 [diversity of perspectives] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011

3136 ABC News 24

19/12/2013

Commercial TV

SAS Adelaide

Today Tonight

Segment on a family’s use of royal titles and related program promotions was inaccurate, misrepresented viewpoints and breached privacy.

No Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [factual accuracy, fair representation of viewpoints], 4.3.5 [privacy], or 4.5 [accuracy in promotions] of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010

3093 Today Tonight

17/12/2013

Commercial TV

TEN

Ripper Street

Inappropriate depictions of sex and violence not suitable for a program promotion broadcast during a G-classified program.

Breach—Classification of other material.

Breach—Restrictions in G viewing periods and in certain other G programs

3095 Ripper Street

2/12/2013

Commercial TV

BTQ

Weekend Sunrise

Segment about eco friendly cars was inaccurate and biased.

No Breach—Accuracy

3126 Weekend Sunrise

20/11/2013

ABC TV

ABT

ABC News

News report about a man acquitted of sexual assault charges was biased and an invasion of privacy.

No Breach—Impartiality and privacy

3118 ABC News

18/11/2013

Commercial TV

BTQ and HSV

My Kitchen Rules Grand Final

Missing captions

Breach of subsection 130ZR(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the BSA) by failing to provide a captioning service, and accordingly, breach of licence condition in paragraph 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 of the BSA

3046 My Kitchen Rules Grand Final

18/11/2013

Subscription broadcasting TV

FOXTEL

Grand Designs Australia

Quality of captions

No Finding—Captioning

3084 Grand Designs Australia

11/11/2013

 

Commercial TV

TCN

Advertisement

Broadcast tobacco advertisement

No Breach—Advertisement

3090

30/10/2013

ABC Television

ABV

Adam Hill Tonight

Upsetting footage

No breach—Harm and offence; Providing sufficient warning

3108 (.docx 792 kb) Adam Hills Tonight

3/10/2013

Commercial TV

TVQ

Ten News At Five

Reference to asylum seekers as an 'invasion' was not balanced and impartial.

No Breach—Impartiality

3087 (.docx 794 kb) Ten News at Five

3/10/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

Hamish and Andy Gap Year Asia

Footage of animal cruelty in a PG classified program with no consumer advice.

No Breach—Classification of other material - PG (Themes) and consumer advice

3104 (.docx 783 kb) Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia

30/09/2013

Commercial TV

QTQ

Nine News

Inappropriate level of detail regarding an extra-marital affair at a time when young people likely to be watching.

No Breach of Clause 2.4.1 [Exemption for News and Current Affairs and broadcasts of sporting events]

3096 (779 kb) Nine News

27/09/2013

Subscription broadcasting TV

FOXTEL

Da Vinci's Demons

Quality of captions

No finding - Quality of captions

3061 (.docx 790 kb)
Da Vinci’s Demons

26/09/2013

Commercial TV

QTQ

60 Minutes

Inaccuracies, invasion of privacy, broadcast of secretly-recorded conversation, and contempt for an Amazonian indigenous community

No Breach—Accuracy; Privacy; Racial vilification; Use of broadcasting service in the commission of an offence

3035 (.docx 984 kb)
60 Minutes

20/09/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

advertisement

Political advertisement broadcast without required particulars.

No breach of paragraph 7(1)(j) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

3086 (.docx 789 kb) Godfreys Vacuum Cleaner Advertisement

20/09/2013

SBS Television

SBS

Housos

Program promotion contained offensive images.

No Breach—Classification guidelines - PG

3097 (783 kb)
Housos (program promotion)

20/09/2013

ABC Television

ABC

Funny As: Steve Coogan

Inappropriate coarse language.

No Breach—Classification guidelines MA15+ (language)

3103 (.docx 790 kb) Funny As: Steve
Googan

13/09/2013

ABC Television

ABV

Q & A

Insulting reference to authors of the Gospels.

No Breach—Harm & offence

3077 (.docx 782 kb)
Q & A

6/09/2013

Commercial TV

ATV

Political advertisement

Political advertisement broadcast without required particulars.

Breach—Announced of required particulars in political advertising

3052 (796 kb) Political advertisement

6/09/2013

ABC Television

ABV

You're Skitting Me

Use of 'ranga' was offensive and discriminatory

No Breach of standards 7.1 [Harm and offence] and 7.7 [Stereotyping and discriminatory content] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011

3074 (.docx 805 kb) You’re Skitting Me

4/09/2013

ABC Television

ABN

Gruen Planet

Quality of captions

No Breach—Captioning

2997 (.docx 792 kb) Gruen Planet

2/09/2013

Commercial TV

ATV

Bish's Biz

Inaccurate reference to Portia de Rossi as Ellen DeGeneres' 'wife'.

No Breach—Accuracy

3083 (.docx 786 kb) Bish's Biz

28/08/2013

ABC Television

ABN

ABC News 24

Insensitive comments in report on sentencing of an Italian politician

No Breach—Content likely to cause harm/offence

3073 (.docx 788 kb) ABC News 24

27/08/2013

Commercial TV

NEN

Prime Local News

Quality of captions

No Breach—Captioning

2967 (.docx 788 kb) Prime 7 News

27/08/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

NRL Footy Show

Inappropriate references to children in a M classified program.

No Breach—Classification of other material - M

3091 (.docx 776 kb) The Footy Show

22/08/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

Today Tonight

Photograph of person shown

No Breach—Material relating to a person’s personal and private affairs

3053 (.docx 788 kb) Today Tonight

22/08/2013

ABC Television

ABV

The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting

Offensive image of Christ in comedy sketch.

No Breach—Harm or offence

3059 (.docx 787 kb) The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting

21/08/2013

Commercial TV

TVQ

Ten News At Five

Inaccurate description of person as an 'expert' on climate change.

No Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [Factual accuracy]; 4.4.1 [Present news fairly and impartially]. Breach of clause 7.12 [Complaint handling]

3043 (.docx 788 kb) Ten News at Five

20/08/2013

ABC Television

ABN

The Checkout

Use of phrase offensive to Christians.

No Breach—Standard 7.1 [Content likely to cause harm/offence]

3069 (.docx 788 kb) The Checkout

19/08/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

A Current Affair

Inaccuracies and negative portrayal in 'All-Asian Mall' segment; inadequate correction.

Breach—Factual accuracy; Negative light by gratuitous emphasis on ethnic origin; Provoke intense dislike and serious contempt on grounds of ethnic origin. No Breach—Create public panic

2934 (PDF 684 kb)
A Current Affair

12/08/2013

Commercial TV

BTQ

Home and Away

Missing captions

Disregarded Breach – Captioning

2968 (.docx 792 kb) Home and Away

5/08/2013

Commercial TV

SAS

A Place to Call Home

Licensee failed to provide consumer advice warning viewers of elements relating to sex and violence.

No Breach—Classification of Other Material - M and Consumer Advice for Certain Programs

3076 (.docx 792 kb)
A Place to Call Home

2/08/2013

ABC Television

ABC

The Drum

Panellists’ comments derogatory to individuals with mental illness

No Breach—Standards: 7.1 [Harm or offence]  7.7 [Unjustified use of stereotypes or discriminatory content]

3041 (.docx 813 kb) The Drum

2/08/2013

Commercial TV

GTV

A Current Affair

Omission of information in segment about parking on nature strips.

No Breach—Clause 4.3.1 (Factual accuracy)

3050 (.docx 791 kb)
A Current Affair

30/07/2013

Commercial TV

BTQ

Seven News, Today Tonight, Home and Away

Quality of captions

Disregarded Breach – Looping Captions

2964 (.docx 806 kb) Seven News, Today Tonight, Home and Away

24/07/2013

Commercial TV

ATN

Family Guy

Distasteful and offensive treatment of the Christian God.

No Breach of clause 1.9.6 (proscribed material) of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010

3039 (.docx 980 kb) Family Guy (promotion)

23/07/2013

Commercial TV

SAS

Sunrise

Promotion of product during interview.

No breach of clauses 1.18, 1.20 and 1.21

3028 (.docx 784 kb) Sunrise

18/07/2013

Commercial TV

SAS

Today Tonight

Person’s privacy invaded by broadcasting footage filmed at their workplace.

No Breach—Clauses 2.4.1 [Exercising due care in selecting material for broadcast] and 4.3.5 [Privacy]

2991(.docx 813 kb) Today Tonight

18/07/2013

Commercial TV

ATN

Today Tonight

Inaccuracies in segment 'Jewellers break the law'.

No Breach of clause 4.3.1 [Factual accuracy]

3029 (.doc 848 kb) Today Tonight

18/07/2013

Commercial TV

ATV

Can of Worms

Ridicule on basis of race.

No Breach of clause 1.9.6 [dislike, contempt or ridicule on grounds of national or ethnic origin]

3037 (.doc 828 kb)
Can of Worms

18/07/2013

Commercial TV

ATN

Today Tonight

Inappropriate report on the sale of legal drugs at a time when children could be watching.

No Breach of Clause 2.4.1 [Exemption for News and Current Affairs and broadcasts of sporting events]

3072 (.docx 784 kb) Today Tonight

17/07/2013

ABC Television

ABC

ABC News

Reference to a politician as a 'terrorist' was inaccurate and displayed bias. No opportunity to respond.

No Breach—Standards: 2.1 [Ensure that material facts are accurate and presented in context]; 4.1 [Gather and present news with impartiality]; 4.5 [Do not unduly favour one perspective]; 5.3 [Opportunity to respond]; 5.4 [Attribute information to its source]

3025 (.docx 808 kb) ABC News

11/07/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

The Big Bang Theory

Missing captions

Disregarded Breach – Missing Captions

2950 (.docx 1 mb) The Big Bang Theory

11/07/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

Today Tonight

Inaccurate portrayal of a marginalised individual

No Breach—Factual accuracy

3033 (832 kb) Today Tonight

9/07/2013

ABC Television

ABN

Mad as Hell

Offensive reference to Jesus Christ.

No Breach—Standard 7.1 (Harm and offence)

3021 (.doc 840 kb) Promotion for Shaun Micallef's Made as Hell

3/07/2013

ABC Television

ABN

Catalyst

Inaccuracies in segment on sea level rises.

No Breach—standards 2.1 or 2.2 (Accuracy)

2956 (.doc 932 kb) Catalyst

1/07/2013

ABC Television

ABV

Q & A

Anti-Creationism bias.

No Breach—Present a diversity of perspectives; Not misrepresent any perspectives; Not unduly favour one perspective over another

3036 (.docx 835 kb)
Q & A

28/06/2013

ABC Television

Compass

Use of religious imagery and references in program about child sexual abuse was offensive to Christians.

No Breach—Harm and offence

2988 (.doc 888 kb) Compass – 'Churches on Trial'

28/06/2013

ABC Television

ABW

ABC News

False and misleading footage of power station in item on greenhouse gas emissions.

No Breach—Accuracy or misleading material

2999 (.doc) ABC News

28/06/2013

Commercial TV

TDT

The Biggest Loser: Next Generation

Promotion contained demeaning, exploitative, threatening and offensive language and behaviour.

No Breach—Proscribed Material and Classification of Other Material - PG

3051 (.docx 798 kb) The Biggest Loser: The Next Generation (Program promotion)

26/06/2013

ABC Television

ABN

ABC News 24

Use of Christian images in news item about the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse was offensive and demonstrated bias.

No Breach—4.1 [Impartiality] or 7.1 [Harm and offence]

2975 (.doc 824 kb) ABC News 24

26/06/2013

Commercial TV

SAS

Today Tonight

Inaccuracies in segment about mobility scooter safety.

No Breach—Factual accuracy

2993 (Word)
Today Tonight

24/06/2013

Commercial TV

SAS

Today Tonight

Simulation of events, transmitting messages below or near the threshold of normal awareness, accuracy, and privacy.

No Breach of clauses 4.3.1, 4.3.5, 4.5, 1.9.1 and 1.9.4 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010

2986 (.doc 928 kb) Today Tonight

21/06/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

Weekend Sunrise

Misleading claims about climate change and polar bears.

No Breach—Factual accuracy

2958 (.docx 980 kb) Weekend Sunrise

20/06/2013

Commercial TV

STQ

Seven Local News

Distorted and inaccurate item about foreshore protest.

No Breach—Factual accuracy; Impartiality

2957
Seven Local News

14/06/2013

Commercial TV

GTV

60 Minutes

Promotions exceeded mild impact and were not suitable for PG time zone.

No Breach—Classification of Other Material - PG

3048 ( .docx 781 kb)
60 Minutes and Nine News (Program promotions)

14/06/2013

Commercial TV

SDW

NCIS

Promotion exceeded mild impact and was not suitable for PG time zone.

No Breach—Classification of other material - PG

3056 (.docx 781 kb) NCIS  (Program promotion)

4/06/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

Channel Nine News

Use of material recorded with aid of listening device at 'Mad Monday' celebration.

No Breach—Paragraph 7(1)(h) of Schedule 2 to the BSA (use of a broadcasting service in the commission of an offence)

2943 (.doc 872 kb) Channel Nine News

3/06/2013

Commercial TV

ATV

The Project

Factual inaccuracy in segment 'Gun Comeback'.

No Breach—Factual accuracy

3022 (.doc 2391 kb)
The Project

31/05/2013

Commercial TV

NBN

60 Minutes

Quality of captions.

No breach section 130ZR(1) of Part 9 D of the BSA [Captioning] No breach paragraph 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the BSA

2982
60 Minutes

30/05/2013

ABC Television

ABC

7:30

Bias, inaccuracy, lack of opportunity to respond and poor attribution of sources.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality, fair and honest dealing

2865 (.docx 877 kb)
7.30

30/05/2013

Commercial TV

QTQ

A Current Affair

Inaccuracies and unfair association in segment 'Stealing from seniors'

No Breach—Accuracy

2948
A Current Affair

30/05/2013

Commercial TV

BTQ

Sunrise

Offensive and inaccurate comments about public breastfeeding.

No Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [Factual accuracy]; 1.9.6 [Contempt on grounds of gender]

3023 (.docx 835 kb) Sunrise

23/05/2013

ABC Television

ABN

At the Movies

Quality of captions.

Breach—section 130ZR(1)(a) of Part 9D of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 [Captioning]

2900 (.docx 2537kb)
At the Movies

23/05/2013

ABC Television

ABQ

Last Tango in Halifax

Inappropriate depictions of sexual activity in PG classified program.

No Breach—Standard 7.3.1 (Television Classifications – PG) and Standard 7.3.3 (Television Classification Symbols) of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (Revised 2013)

3047 (.docx 788 kb)
Last Tango in Halifax

17/05/2013

ABC Television

ABC

Gruen Planet

Quality of captions.

Breach—section 130ZR(1) of Part 9 D of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 [Captioning]

2923 (.docx 797 kb) Gruen Transfer

16/05/2013

ABC Television

ABQ

ABC News

Biased and factually inaccurate item about logging in western Queensland forests.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality

3024 (.docx 276 kb)
ABC News

9/05/2013

Commercial TV

GTV

A Current Affair

Untrue statement in segment about a business dispute.

No Breach of clause 4.3.1 (factual accuracy)

2981 (.doc 827 kb)
A Current Affair

6/05/2013

Commercial TV

GTV

60 Minutes

Segment on Syria contained inaccuracies, was not presented with care, and complaints

No Breach—Exercise care in selection of material; Factual accuracy; Correction of significant errors; Complaint handling

2940 (.doc 867 kb)
60 Minutes

6/05/2013

ABC Television

ABV

7:30

Headline ‘Israeli Outrage’ for segment about abuse of livestock in an Israeli abattoir was misleading and showed anti–Israel bias.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality

2974 (.doc 854 kb)
7:30

3/05/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

Cricket - Australia vs South Africa

Promotion of beer brand without disclosure.

No Breach—Promotional material

2933 (.doc)
Cricket – Australia vs South Africa

2/05/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

Seven News

Distress to viewers and relatives in item about train accident fatality, and complaints handling.

No Breach—Appropriate regard

2946 (.doc 820 kb) Seven News

1/05/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

Seven News

Racial vilification of Korean people.

No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule

2987 (.doc 815 kb) Seven News

30/04/2013

Commercial TV

TEN

The Project

Information reported on was incorrect.

No Breach—Factual accuracy

3026 (.doc 829 kb)
The Project

29/04/2013

Commercial TV

TVW

Today Tonight

False and misleading information, and unfair generalisations, in segment about pharmacy survey.

No Breach—Factual accuracy; Unfair identification

2944 (.doc 875 kb)
Today Tonight

26/04/2013

ABC Television

ABV

ABC News Breakfast

Use of term ‘Prophet Muhammad’ showed lack of impartiality.

No Breach—Impartiality

2977 (.doc 824 kb)
ABC News Breakfast

24/04/2013

Commercial TV

STQ

Seven Local News

Inaccurate date given for a falling power pole incident. Complaint handling.

No Breach—Factual accuracy; Complaint handling

2963 (.doc 822 kb) Seven Local News

23/04/2013

ABC Television

ABW

ABC News

False and misleading footage relating to emissions from power stations.

No Breach—Accuracy

2916 (.doc)
ABC News

22/04/2013

Commercial TV

WIN

WIN News

Inaccurate information about measles vaccination.

No Breach—Clause 4.3.1 to the use of the term "choice group" or plural "choice groups"

2883
WIN news

15/04/2013

ABC Television

ABW

7:30

Anti–government bias in interviews of the Prime Minister and politician Lindsay Tanner, and in withdrawing a satirical segment lampooning Tony Abbott.

No Breach—Impartiality

2936 (.doc 872 kb) Clarke and Dawe

12/04/2013

ABC Television

ABQ

The Pillars of the Earth

Inappropriate depictions of sex and violence in M classified program.

No Breach—Television classifications - M

2966 (786 kb)
The Pillars of the Earth

4/04/2013

ABC Television

ABT

Redfern Now

Use of expressions offensive to Christians.

No Breach—Harm or offence

2945 (825 kb)
Redfern Now, Warehouse Comedy Festival, Alan Carr: Chatty Man

4/04/2013

ABC Television

ABN

ABC News 24

Film clip in news item about HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was misrepresentative, misleading and an act of racial vilification.

No Breach—Accuracy; Stereotypes or discriminatory content

2973 (881 kb)
ABC News 24

3/04/2013

SBS Television

SBS

World News Australia

Biased reporting and misinformation about Syria.

No Breach—Prejudice, racism and discrimination; Self-identification; Religions; Accuracy, impartiality and balance; Violence and distressing events

2904 (.doc 934 kb) World News Australia

3/04/2013

ABC Television

ABV

Lateline

Lack of impartiality and accuracy in story ‘Sri Lanka still unsafe’.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Balance

2931 (897 kb)
Lateline

28/03/2013

Commercial TV

STW

Underbelly Squizzy

Promotion glorified and promoted violence and was inappropriate for PG time zone.

No Breach—Classification of material - PG

2995 (.docx 785 kb) Underbelly Squizzy promotion

28/03/2013

ABC Television

ABQ

The Twisted Whiskers Show

Program contained imagery and depictions of violence that were inappropriate for young children to view.

No Breach—Television classifications - G

2996 (.docx 790 kb)
The Twisted Whiskers Show

26/03/2013

ABC Television

ABN

ABC News Update

Quality of captions.

Breach—Quality of Captions

2912 (.docx 787 kb) News Update

22/03/2013

ABC Television

ABQ

Insiders

False ‘fact’ about carbon tax in interview with Leader of the Opposition.

No Breach—Accuracy

2902 (.doc 845 kb) Insiders

20/03/2013

Commercial TV

ATV

Snog Marry Avoid

Promotion contained inappropriate coarse language.

No Breach—Classification of material - PG

2989 (.docx 778 kb) Snog Marry Avoid? promotion

8/03/2013

ABC Television

ABN

ABC News 24

Use of the phrase ‘marriage equality’ is biased reporting.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality

2917 (.doc 856 kb)
ABC News 24

7/03/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

World's Wildest Police Videos: Hotel Hostage Horror

Depictions of violence inappropriate for M classified program.

No Breach—Classification of material - M

2941 (.docx 785 kb) World's Wildest Police Videos

4/03/2013

Commercial TV

SAS

Today Tonight

Error of fact.

No Breach—Factual accuracy

2924 (873 kb)
Today Tonight

28/02/2013

Commercial TV

NBN

A Current Affair

Inappropriate depictions of nudity and sexual activity not suitable for broadcast during a current affairs program.

No Breach—Classification exemption for news and current affairs programs

2942 (.docx 786 kb)
A Current Affair

28/02/2013

Commercial TV

STQ

Home and Away

Several story lines contained drug references inappropriate for a PG classified program.

No Breach—Classification of material

2951 (.docx 793 kb) Home and Away

27/02/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

Weekend Sunrise

Inaccurate statements about weight loss product; on–air correction was not adequate.

No Breach—Accuracy; Correction of errors

2919 (.doc 832 kb) Weekend Sunrise

22/02/2013

Commercial TV

HSV

Channel Seven News

Sensationalism, religious vilification and lack of fairness in item about ethno botanical plant nursery.

No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Public panic; Fairness and impartiality

2930 (.doc 871 kb) Seven News

20/02/2013

Commercial TV

ATN

Today Tonight

Insensitivity towards widow and invasion of privacy in segment about influenza death.

No Breach—Appropriate regard; Privacy; Exercise sensitivity

2871 (.doc 865 kb) Today Tonight

 

13/02/2013

ABC Television

ABT

Prank Patrol

Belittling of girls.

No Breach—Harm or offence; Stereotypes

2909 (.doc 849 kb) Prank Patrol

13/02/2013

Commercial TV

ATV

Couch Time

Anti–Christian emblem (inverted cross) worn by host offensive to Christian faith.

No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule

2925 (.doc 715 kb) Couch Time

13/02/2013

Datacasting

Psychic TV

Datacasting an infotainment or entertainment program.

No Breach—Category A television programs

2959
Psychic TV

 

12/02/2013

Community TV

MGV32

Licensee does not have in place required board structure and governance arrangements, written policy and procedures about the community and its programming needs. Complaints handling issue.

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.

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

 

30/01/2013

ABC Television

ABN

The Drum

Lack of impartiality and diversity in panel discussion about immigration policy.

No Breach—Impartiality; Balance

2903 (.docx 875 kb)
The Drum

29/01/2013

Commercial TV

TCN

A Current Affair

No factual foundation for allegations about entrepreneurs, breach of privacy, and complaints handling.

Breach—Accurate broadcast of factual material (clause 4.3.1 of the Free TV Code). No Beach—Several other statements under clause 4.3.1. Breach – Clause 4.3.5 (privacy). No Beach–Clause 4.5 (accuracy in promotions). Breach–Complaints-handling

2800 (.docx 852 kb)
A Current Affair

23/01/2013

Commercial TV

NRN

Modern Family

Missing captions.

Breach—Missing captioning

2898 (.docx 788kb) Modern Family

17/01/2013

ABC Television

ABW

Four Corners

Harm and invasion of privacy by identifying alleged victims of rape/sexual assault in program about Julian Assange.

No Breach—Privacy; Harm or offence

2882 (.doc 868 kb)
Four Corners

16/01/2013

ABC Television

ABN

Catalyst

Inaccuracies and bias in segments about vaccination and Kawasaki disease.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Diversity of perspectives

2855 (.doc 889 kb) Catalyst

11/01/2013

Commercial TV

NRN

2012 Melbourne Comedy Festival

Hate speech against Christians.

No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule

2881 (.doc 830kb) Melbourne International Comedy Festival

10/01/2013

Commercial TV

TVQ

House of Lies

Depictions of sexual activity inappropriate for PG classified program promotion during a sporting event.

No Breach—Restrictions in G or PG programs at 8.30 pm; Promotions for programs classified MA or AV

2932 (.docx 781 kb) House of Lies (program promotion)

3/01/2013

ABC Television

ABN

The Hamster Wheel

Inappropriate coarse language and depictions of violence in M classified program.

No Breach—Television classifications—M

2927 (.docx 789 kb)
The Hamster Wheel

 

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