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2010 television investigations

Program or issue Station or licensees Description Outcome Report published
Weekend Sunrise

Commercial TV

ATN

 

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule

BI 2487 and BI 2494

24/12/2010
Non-Program Matter

Commercial TV

ATN

 

No Breach - Average scheduling limit; Hourly limits

BI 2493

24/12/2010
NRL Footy Show Commercial TV
QTQ
 

No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule

BI 2506

24/12/2010
Seven Nightly News Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule on grounds of sexual preference No Breach - Privacy

BI 2431

23/12/2010
The Suspects Commercial TV
HSV
 

No Breach – Simulation of news or events

BI 2490

21/12/2010
The Suspects Commercial TV
AMV
 

No Breach – Simulation of news or events

BI 2498

21/12/2010
A Current Affair Commercial TV
TCN
 

Breach - Provide substantive response (Complaint handling)

BI 2507

21/12/2010
60 Minutes Commercial TV
TCN
 

Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] No Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [factual accuracy and representation of viewpoints]; 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact];7.9 [provide a substantive written response to a complaint] Breach of clause 7.12 [advise complainant that they may refer matter to the ACMA]

BI 2436

17/12/2010
Good News Week Commercial TV
GLV
 

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule

BI 2479

17/12/2010
Armstrong and Miller Show ABC Television
ABQ
 

No Breach—Discrimination and sterotyping

BI 2481

17/12/2010
Stateline (VIC) ABC Television
ABV
 

No Breach—Privacy

BI 2483

17/12/2010
60 Minutes Commercial TV
TCN
 

No Breach - Classification of material

BI 2529

17/12/2010
Man vs Wild SBS Television
SBS
 

No Breach - PG classification guidelines

BI 2505

16/12/2010
Offspring TEN  

No Breach - Classification of material

BI 2514

15/12/2010
Australia's Funniest Home Videos Commercial TV
NWS
 

No Breach - Classification of material

BI 2517

15/12/2010
60 Minutes Commercial TV
QTQ
 

Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [factual accuracy]; 7.11 [complaint-handling]

BI 2450

14/12/2010
Channel Nine News Commercial TV
GTV
 

Breach – clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] No Breach – clause 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact]

BI 2468 s

14/12/2010
  Commercial TV
ATN
 

Breach - Advertisement contained endorsement by popular personalities and proprietary character

BI 2480

8/12/2010
Ten News At Five Commercial TV
ATV
 

No Breach – Factual accuracy; Correction of significant errors; Fairness and impartiality

BI 2482

8/12/2010
The Vampire Diaries Commercial TV
TCN
 

No Breach - Captioning requirements

BI 2496

8/12/2010
Cops LAC Commercial TV
NWS
 

No Breach - Material complied with M classification

BI 2501

22/11/2010
60 Minutes Commercial TV
TCN
 

No Breach - Accuracy; Respond to complaint

BI 2437

9/11/2010
  Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Finding - Premium offer Breach - Repetition of advertisements during C period by BTQ No Breach - No advertisements broadcast during P periods

BI 2378, 2381, 2382, 2383 and 2384

22/10/2010
  Commercial TV
TEN
 

No Finding - Premium offer Breach - Repetition of advertisements during C period by ADS, TVQ, NEW No Breach - No advertisements broadcast during P periods

BI 2379, 2385, 2386, 2387 and 2388

22/10/2010
Wimbledon Tennis Championship Commercial TV
TCN
 

Breach - Advertisement promoting an interactive gambling service

BI 2405

14/10/2010
The Poker Star Commercial TV
TEN
 

Breach - Advertisement promoting an interactive gambling service

BI 2406

14/10/2010
Footy Classified Commercial TV
GTV
 

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule

BI 2475

14/10/2010
ABC News ABC Television
ABC
 

No Breach—Clause 2.6 (Sex and Sexuality)

BI 2489

13/10/2010
A Current Affair Commercial TV
GTV
 

Breach – Advice to telephone complaint No Breach – Accuracy; written response within 30 days

BI 2416

12/10/2010
Unfed ABC Television
ABV
 

No Breach—Discrimination and sterotyping

BI 2442

6/10/2010
NRL Footy Show Commercial TV
TCN
 

No Breach - Provoking severe ridicule on the grounds of disability

BI 2444

1/10/2010
Channel Nine News Commercial TV
TCN
 

Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] No Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] Breach of clause 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact] No Breach of clause 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact] Breach of clause 4.4.1 [present news fairly and impartially]

BI 2401

24/09/2010
Australian Open Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Non program matter

BI 2402

17/09/2010
Deadwood ABC Television
ABC
 

No Breach—Material complied with MA 15+ classification

BI 2473

17/09/2010
Today Tonight Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Factual accuracy; Unfair identification; Correction of errors

BI 2399

14/09/2010
WIN News Commercial TV
RTQ
 

Breach—Accuracy (broadcast of 24 March 2005) No Breach—Accuracy (broadcast of 8 July 2002); Fairness and impartiality; Privacy; Advice to telephone complaints

BI 2369

31/08/2010
Channel Seven News Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Factual accuracy

BI 2373

31/08/2010
Winter Olympics 2010 Commercial TV
TCN
 

Breach - clause 1.2 of the Open Narrowcast Code [program was not presented fairly] Breach - clause 1.3 of the Open Narrowcast Code [gratuitously vilify a group on the basis of ethnicity and religion] Non Breach of the relevant provisions of the BSA, the Open Narrowcast Code or the Open Narrowcast Standard in the nine other programs assessed by the ACMA.

BI 2413

26/08/2010
The Gruen Transfer ABC Television
ABC
 

No Breach—M classification guidelines

BI 2455

25/08/2010
A Current Affair Commercial TV
QTQ
 

Breach—Factual accuracy; Misleading simulation No Breach—Factual accuracy; Representation of viewpoint; Misleading simulation; Advice to telephone complainant; Unfair identification; Response to written complain

BI 2371

23/08/2010
Sunday Night Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy

BI 2410

23/08/2010
The Proposition ABC Television
ABS
 

Breach—clause 6.2 (Television program classifications) of the ABC Code of Practice March 2007

BI 2409

20/08/2010
Airways Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule

BI 2419 and 2420

20/08/2010
Sweet Mud SBS Television
SBS
 

No Breach - MA classification guidelines

BI 2456

20/08/2010
Mackay Local News Commercial TV
STQ
 

No Breach—Not use broadcasting service in commission of offence

BI 2438

19/08/2010
  ADS  

No Breach - Did not broadcast more than twice during 30 minutes of a C period; Did not broadcast during a P period; Reference to premium was incidental

BI 2364, 2372, 2389, 2390 and 2391

18/08/2010
Weekend Sunrise Commercial TV
ATN
  No Breach - Factual accuracy2370 (Word or PDF) Weekend Sunrise 3/08/2010
7PM Project Commercial TV
TNQ
 

No Breach—Factual accuracy

BI 2441

3/08/2010
Channel Seven News Commercial TV
NEN
 

Breach - Accuracy; Failure to remedy

BI 2363

30/07/2010
Dante's Cove Commercial TV
GTV
 

Breach – AV15+ classification guidelines

BI 2380

28/07/2010
Channel Seven News Commercial TV
ATN
 

2 Breaches - Accuracy; 1 Breach - Failure to remedy

BI 2348

27/07/2010
Today Tonight Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Classification of material

BI 2425

26/07/2010
Personal Velocity Commercial TV
HSV
 

Breach – Complaint-handling

BI 2427

22/07/2010
Totally Wild Commercial TV
TEN
 

No Breach - Did not demean person or group

BI 2415

14/07/2010
ABC 2 News Breakfast ABC Television  

No Breach—Impartiality

BI 2403

5/07/2010
Weekend Sunrise SAS  

No Breach - Classification of material; Complaints handling

BI 2411

30/06/2010
Desperate Housewives Commercial TV
SAS
 

No Breach - Classification of material; Restrictions on viewing period; Complaints handling

BI 2412

30/06/2010
AFL Footy Show Commercial TV
NWS
 

Breach - Clause 1.8.6 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004 

BI 2331

3/06/2010
AFL Footy Show Commercial TV
GTV
 

Breach – Clause 1.8.6 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004 No Breach – Clause 7.9 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004

BI 2341

3/06/2010
Today Tonight Commercial TV
BTQ
 

No Breach—Unfair representation of viewpoints; privacy; unfair identification

BI 2329

1/06/2010
'Classic Catches' competition Commercial TV
TCN
 

No Breach - Tobacco advertising prohibition

BI 2356

28/05/2010
The Tribe ABC Television
ABS
 

No Breach—Material complied with G classification

BI 2400

27/05/2010
Hey Hey It's Saturday Commercial TV
GTV
 

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Offend cultural sensitivities

BI 2333

26/05/2010
  Commercial TV
GTV
 

No Breach - Did not broadcast during scheduled C or P period

BI 2375, 2376, 2377, 2392, 2393, 2394, 2395, 2396, 2397 and 2398

26/05/2010
Underbelly - The Reckoning Commercial TV
GTV
 

Breach – Complaint-handling

BI 2354

18/05/2010
Today Tonight Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Finding - Factual accuracy (one statement); No Breach - Factual accuracy (other matters); Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Gratuitous emphasis

BI 2323

6/05/2010
Today Tonight Commercial TV
TV
W
 

Breach - AccuracyNo breach - Fair representation of viewpoints; Unfair identification

BI 2317

3/05/2010
800 Bullets SBS Television
SBS
 

No Breach - M classification guidelines

BI 2345

22/04/2010
Today Tonight Commercial TV
ATN
 

No Breach - Factual accuracy

BI 2367

21/04/2010
Two & Half Men Commercial TV
TCN
 

No Breach - PG classification guidelines

BI 2347

15/04/2010
Packed to the Rafters Commercial TV
SAS
 

Breach - PG classification guidelines

BI 2339

7/04/2010
Dante's Cove Commercial TV
RTQ
 

Breach—AV classification guidelines

BI 2340

31/03/2010
Lateline ABC Television
ABV
 

No Breach—Accuracy of factual content; Impartiality

BI 2318

23/03/2010
The Shak TCN  

Breach - Principal program personalities endorsed and recommended commercial product, embedded advertising

BI 2316

19/03/2010
Today Tonight Commercial TV
BTQ
 

No Breach—Privacy; Substantive written response; Not use service in commission of offence

BI 2283

17/03/2010
Good News Week Commercial TV
ATV
 

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule

BI 2343

17/03/2010
Weekend Today Commercial TV
GTV
 

Breach – Response within 30 working days No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Gratuitous emphasis; Fairness and impartiality

BI 2284y

12/03/2010
Californication - Season 3 - Episode 1 Commercial TV
NEW
 

No breach - Material complied with the MA 15+ classification category

BI 2344

10/03/2010
XXI Olympic Winter Games (Opening Ceremony) Commercial TV
WIN
 

No Breach - Captioning requirements

BI 2359

10/03/2010
Good News Week Commercial TV
NEW
 

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule

BI 2320

5/03/2010
GO! Commercial TV
GTV
 

No Breach – Captioning requirements

BI 2322

4/03/2010
  Commercial TV
TCN
 

Breach of clause 38(1) of Schedule 4 to the BSA - failure to provide a captioning service for Nine News and RPA

BI 2272

3/03/2010
Jaws 2 Commercial TV
ATV
 

No Breach – Material was not proscribed, did not include socially offensive or discriminatory language and complied with G classification time zone

BI 2349

18/02/2010
World News Australia SBS Television
SBS
 

No Breach - Privacy and Sensitivity

BI 2292

9/02/2010
Today Tonight  Commercial TV
 ATN 
 

Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy]

No breach of clause 4.3.2 [public panic]

No breach of clause 4.3.5 [privacy]

No breach of clause 1.8.6 [proscribed material]

No breach of clause 4.3.11 [correction of errors of fact]

BI 2273

22/01/2010 
60 Minutes Commercial TV
TCN
 

Breach of clause 4.3.7 (unfair identification); No Breach of clause 4.3.1 (factual accuracy); No Breach of clause 4.3.10 (portraying a group in a negative light)

BI 2257

19/01/2010
One HD Commercial TV
NRN
 

No Breach - Captioning requirements

BI 2287

6/01/2010
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