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2011 television investigations

To access older investigation reports please contact broadcasting@acma.gov.au.

Program or issue name Station or licensee Outcome Report published
Ten News At Five TEN

No Breach - Warnings

(ref. 2633)

23/12/2011
Hungry Beast ABN

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Unduly favour one perspective over another

(ref. 2642)

23/12/2011
The Slap ABC

No Breach—Language; Sex

(ref. 2705)

21/12/2011
The Slap ABC

No Breach—Language; Sex

(ref. 2706)

21/12/2011
Blood Brothers TCN

No Breach - Captioning

(ref. 2630)

20/12/2011
Everybody Loves Raymond NRN

Breach - Captioning

(ref. 2687)

19/12/2011
Seven Local News STQ

Breach—Accuracy; Complaint-handling No Breach—Privacy; Privacy of a child

(ref. 2584)

8/12/2011
A Current Affair TCN

Breach - Accuracy

(ref. 2605)

8/12/2011
7:30 ABQ

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality

(ref. 2622)

8/12/2011
The Sweetest Thing TNQ

No Breach—Classification of films—M Classification

(ref. 2696)

8/12/2011
Channel Seven News ATN

No Breach - Broadcast factual material accurately; Present news fairly and impartially

(ref. 2573)

2/12/2011
Friday the 13th NWS

Breach - Licensee failed to modify a film classified R18+ prior to broadcast

(ref. 2664)

30/11/2011
Push Pop lollipops TEN

No Breach - Did not mislead or deceive children; Did not imply the product makes children superior to their peers; Presented the size of the product sufficiently clear

(ref. 2629)

24/11/2011
Jamie's Thirty Minute Meals TEN

Breach - Captioning

(ref. 2682)

23/11/2011
Can of Worms TEN

No Breach - Program Promotions - Restrictions in PG Programs in Certain Time Periods No Breach - PG Classification - Sexual reference No Breach - Display of classification symbols

(ref. 2683 & 2691)

8/11/2011
Midday Report ABC

No Breach—Accuracy

(ref. 2671)

7/11/2011
7Mate NEN

Breach - Captioning

(ref. 2634)

4/11/2011
WWII Lost Films - The Air War ATN

Breach - Captioning

(ref. 2645)

3/11/2011
WWII Lost Films - The Air War NEN

Breach - Captioning

(ref. 2646)

3/11/2011
Today NWS

No Breach - Excerpts from certain feature films Breach - Complaint Handling

(ref. 2677)

28/10/2011
A Current Affair RTQ

No Breach—Promotions for News, Current Affairs, Sports and Certain Other Programs Breach—Complaint-handling

(ref. 2653)

18/10/2011
Media Watch ABV

No Breach—Impartiality; Accuracy

(ref. 2583)

17/10/2011
Couch Time CTC

No Breach - PG classification guidelines - Language No Breach - Program Promotions - Restrictions in PG programs in certain time periods

(ref. 2651 & 2652)

10/10/2011
Sons of Anarchy NEW

No Breach - Program promotions; Restrictions in G or PG programs at 8.30pm

(ref. 2678)

10/10/2011
Can of Worms GLV

No Breach – Program promotions—Restrictions in PG programs in certain time periods

(ref. 2643)

29/09/2011
Can of Worms TEN

No Breach - M classification guidelines - Language

(ref. 2649)

29/09/2011
  TSN29

Breach – Complaints handling

(ref. 2613)

23/09/2011
Channel Seven News TVW

No Breach - Fair representation of viewpoints; Fair presentation of news; Accurate presentation of factual material

(ref. 2594)

16/09/2011
Dead Set/Ugly Americans SBS

Breach - PG classification guidelines

(ref. 2579)

14/09/2011
7:30 ABN

No Breach—Impartiality

(ref. 2619)

14/09/2011
Ferndale Slim Fruits ATN

No Breach - Did not mislead or deceive children; Did not contain any incorrect or misleading information on the nutritional value of the product

(ref. 2682)

12/09/2011
Today Tonight BTQ

No Breach—Dislike, Contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Gratuitous emphasis

(ref. 2577)

9/09/2011
Lateline ABN

No Breach—Not unduly favour one perspective over another

(ref. 2590)

17/08/2011
  ATN

Breach - Broadcast an advertisement during a P period - Breach - Advertisement was not clearly distinguishable as such to a child viewer - Breach - Material contained promotion of commercial products and services by proprietary characters

(ref. 2544 - 2548)

8/08/2011
Australia's Funniest Home Videos NWS

No Breach - Classification of other material; Complaint handling

(ref. 2604)

4/08/2011
Mogambo VTV

No Breach – Classification of films

(ref. 2610)

29/07/2011
Sons of Anarchy ATV

No Breach – Restrictions in G or PG programs (Program Promotions)

(ref. 2620)

27/07/2011
Two & Half Men GTV

Breach – Captioning

(ref. 2558)

26/07/2011
My Kitchen Rules SAS

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule

(ref. 2580)

26/07/2011
TV Week Logie Awards NBN

Breach of Clauses 38(1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

(ref. 2588)

22/07/2011
Offspring NEW

No Breach - Restrictions in PG programs; Sexual behaviour

(ref. 2611)

19/07/2011
Everybody Loves Raymond GTS

No Breach - PG Classification zones; Language

(ref. 2621)

19/07/2011
60 Minutes TCN

No Breach - Factual accuracy; Dislike, contempt or ridicule

(ref. 2593)

11/07/2011
Studio 3 ABQ

No Breach—Language; Themes

(ref. 2600)

11/07/2011
Today Show TCN

No Breach - Cultural sensitivities; Factual accuracy

(ref. 2599)

8/07/2011
Dateline SBS

No Breach - Complaint handling

(ref. 2569)

4/07/2011
4WD TV TSN29

Breach – Identification of certain political matter

(ref. 2557)

30/06/2011
NBN News NBN

No Breach - Classification of other material; Appropriate regard, Warnings; Exercise sensitivity; Complaint handling

(ref. 2565)

30/06/2011
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival ATV

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule

(ref. 2581)

10/06/2011
ABC News ABN

Breach of clause 2.15 of the ABC Code of Practice 2007 No Breach of clause 7.2 of the ABC Code of Practice 2007

(ref. 2497)

3/06/2011
South Park Subscription Broadcasting Television

Breach - ASTRA Code of Practice 2007 - Subscription Broadcast Television: Clause 3 (Program Classification Code) Annexure: Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Computer Games

(ref. 2570)

2/06/2011
ABC News Breakfast ABN

No Breach—Impartiality

(ref. 2572)

16/05/2011
The 7.30 Report ABV

No Breach—Factual accuracy

(ref. 2539)

13/05/2011
Australia's Funniest Home Videos QTQ

No Breach—Classification of material

(ref. 2585)

12/05/2011
Trinny & Susanna's Australian Makeover Mission Subscription Broadcasting Television

Non breach - classification of material

(ref. 2578)

11/05/2011
(Music Clips on Pay TV) Subscription Broadcasting Television

No Breach - Classification of material

(ref. 2576)

5/05/2011
Ten News At Five NRN

No breach - Fairness and impartiality

(ref. 2568)

3/05/2011
ABC News ABC

No Breach—Impartiality; Complaint-handling

(ref. 2538)

13/04/2011
The 7.30 Report ABN

Breach—Factual accuracy; Balance; Complaints handling No breach—Factual accuracy; Correction of significant errors; Impartiality

(ref. 2429)

11/04/2011
Foreign Correspondent ABQ

Breach—Complaint-handling No breach—Accuracy

(ref. 2541)

23/03/2011
Channel Seven News HSV

Breach – Factual accuracy; Fairness No Breach – Factual accuracy and fair representation of viewpoints; Portray in a negative light; Provoke or perpetuate intense dislike or serious contempt

(ref. 2433)

11/03/2011
Ten News At Five ATV

Breach – Factual accuracy; Fairness No Breach – Fair representation of viewpoints; Portray in a negative light; Provoke or perpetuate intense dislike or serious contempt

(ref. 2434)

11/03/2011
A Current Affair TCN

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Gratuitous emphasis

(ref. 2492)

11/03/2011
Star Stories ABV

No Breach—Discrimination and stereotypes

(ref. 2499)

10/03/2011
SBS Film SBS

No Breach - Prejudice, racism and discrimination; Religions

(ref. 2537)

2/03/2011
Criminal Justice ABC

Breach—Consumer advice—Drug use; Complaint-handling

(ref. 2535)

25/02/2011
Waking the Dead ABC

Breach—Unsuitable for M—Violence

(ref. 2520)

16/02/2011
Election Advertisement GTV

Breach – Broadcasting an election advertisement during the 'relevant period'

(ref. 2526)

11/02/2011
GEM TVT

Breach of clauses 38(1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

(ref. 2511)

8/02/2011
Turandot Subscription Broadcasting Television

Breach - ASTRA Code of Practice 2007 - Subscription Broadcast Television: Clause 3 (Program Classification Code) Annexure: Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Computer Games

(ref. 2515)

7/02/2011
Spooks ABC

Breach—Unsuitable for M—Violence

(ref. 2525)

2/02/2011
Last Chance to See ABC

No Breach—Classification of material

(ref. 2534)

31/01/2011
Australia's Funniest Home Videos Commercial TV

No Breach - Complaints handling

(ref. 2518)

24/01/2011
Sunday Roast NBN

No Breach - Classification of material; Complaints handling

(ref. 2519)

24/01/2011
Nightline TCN

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Public panic; Fairness and impartiality; Complaints handling

(ref. 2486)

18/01/2011
Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour ABC

No Breach—Classification of material

(ref. 2521)

13/01/2011
Criminal Justice ABC

No Breach—Classification of material

(ref. 2522)

13/01/2011
Criminal Justice ABC

No Breach—Classification of material

(ref. 2523)

13/01/2011
Spooks ABC

No Breach—Classification of material

(ref. 2524)

13/01/2011
A Current Affair STW

No Breach - Dislike on grounds of religion

(ref. 2508)

11/01/2011
NBN Evening News NBN

Breach of Clauses 38 (1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the BSA

(ref. 2470)

10/01/2011
A Current Affair TCN

Breach of Clauses 38 (1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

(ref. 2474)

10/01/2011
7PM Project TVQ

No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Material likely to distress or offend

(ref. 2478)

6/01/2011
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