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2013 radio investigations

To access any of these investigation reports please contact broadcasting@acma.gov.au.

Program or issue Station or licensee Description Outcome Date published
Regional Afternoons ABC Radio
4QS
  No breach - privacy
BI 3114
5/12/2013
John Laws  Commercial radio 
2SM 
 

No breach of clause 1.3(a) (generally accepted standards of decency)

No finding in relation to clause 5.5 (response to complaints) 

BI 3071

2/12/2013 
The Kyle and Jackie O Hour of Power Commercial Radio
2AAY
  No breach of Code 1.3 (decency) or Code 1.5 (explicit sexual theme) of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013
BI 3089
2/12/2013
Mandarin Language Prog. 'Meet You There' SBS Radio
3EA
  No breach - 1.2 (diversity of views and perspectives)
BI 3112
28/11/2013
The Big Breakfast Commercial Radio
4GR
  No breach of Code 1.3a (decency) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013 3121 25/11/2013
First Dog on the Moon ABC national broadcaster
2RN ACT 
  No breach Standards 7.1 and 7.7 of ABC Code of Practice 2011
BI 3116
22/11/2013

Smallzy’s Surgery

Commercial Radio
6PER
 

No breach of Code 1.3(a) [decency] and no breach of clause 1.5 [broadcast of a program with an explicit sexual theme as its core component before 9.30pm] of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013
BI 3099

21/11/2013 
  Community Radio
Tribe FM 91.1
  Breach - Broadcasting advertisements
BI 3088
19/11/2013
The Ray Hadley Morning Show Commercial Radio
2GB 
  No breach Code 1.1 (e) (proscribed matter), breach Code 5.5 (complaints handling) of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2013
BI 3100
13/11/2013
Alan Jones Breakfast Show   Commercial Radio   BI 3075
A Rational Fear ABC Radio
4RN
  No Breach – Harm and offence
BI 3115
31/10/2013
Valley Sports Commercial Radio
2GF
 

No breach – decency

Breach – Provision of a substantive response

Breach – Inform complainant of right to complain to the ACMA  

BI 3101

31/10/13
Alan Jones Breakfast Show Commercial Radio
2GB
  Breach of Code 5.5 No Breach of Codes 2.2(a) and 2.3(b) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011 2947 and 2960 PDF or
BI Word
19/09/2013
Alan Jones Breakfast Show Commercial Radio   Breach of Codes 2.2(a) and 5.5 No Breach of Code 2.2(a) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011

BI 2952, 2953 and 2954 

19/09/2013
Alan Jones Commercial Radio
2GB
  Breach of Code 2.2(a) No Breach of Codes 2.3(a); 2.3(b) and 2.3(c) No Finding in relating to code 5.5 of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011
BI 2962
19/09/2013
  Community Radio
4SFM
  Breach - Representing community interest; Encouraging participation in selection of programs No Breach - Encouraging participation in selection of programs
BI 3031 
19/09/2013
Drive Commercial Radio
6PR
  No Breach - Use broadcasting service in commission of offence
BI 3034 
10/09/2013
Banksy & Brad for breakfast Commercial Radio
4RGK
  No Breach - Decency
BI 3068 
6/09/2013
3AW Football Commercial Radio
3AW
  No Breach - Tobacco advertisement
BI 3064 
29/08/2013
Drive Commercial Radio
6PR
  No Breach - Depict suicide favourably; Present use of illegal drugs as desirable; Incite or encourage violence or brutality;  Hatred, contempt or ridicule because of religion;  Standards of decency; Accuracy of factual material; Correct errors; Presentation of material in misleading manner; Advertisement for therapeutic goods; Complaint handling.
BI 2978
9/08/2013
AM ABC Radio
2RN
  No Breach – Accuracy
BI 3032
1/08/2013
Breakfast Show Commercial Radio
5ADD
  No Breach - Generally accepted standards of decency
BI 3038
30/07/2013
Dan and Maz Show Commercial Radio
2DAY
  No breach of clauses 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] and 5.4 [telephone advice] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011
BI 3055 
24/07/2013
Mornings with Jon Faine ABC Radio
3LO
  No Breach – Impartiality; Dealing with participants; Undertakings
BI 3002
23/07/2013
Bob Francis Commercial Radio
5AA
  No Breach – clauses 1.3(a) [Decency] and 2.3(d) [Privacy] Breach – clause 5.5 [Complaint-handling]
BI 2929
15/07/2013
Drive ABC Radio
3RN
  No breach of standards 4.1, 7.1 and 7.7
BI 3040
11/07/2013
AM ABC Radio
3LO
  No breach of standards 2.1 or 2.2 (Accuracy)
BI 3001
2/07/2013
Alan Jones Breakfast Show Commercial Radio
2GB
  No Breach - Accuracy and factual material
BI 2961 
28/06/2013
The Science Show ABC Radio
2RN
  No breach of impartiality and diversity of perspectives / harm and offence 
BI 2949
26/06/2013
Breakfast with Red Symons ABC Radio
3LO
  No Breach – Prejudice and stereotypes
BI 3000
26/06/2013
  Community Radio
7RGY
  Breach – Stereotype a group on the basis of ethnicity - No Breach – Vilify, incite, or perpetuate hatred against, a group on the basis of ethnicity
BI 2969
14/06/2013
Ray Hadley Commercial Radio
2GB
  Breached of Codes 2.2(a) and 2.2(b); No Breach of Code 2.2(a) of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice and Guidelines 2011
BI 2888
4/06/2013
AM ABC Radio
3LO
  No Breach – Impartiality; Diversity of perspectives
BI 2972
22/05/2013
  Community Radio
2MWM
  Breach – Time limit on sponsorship announcements No breach – Broadcasting advertisements
BI 2998 
16/05/2013
  TCBL   Breach – Complaints handling No Breach – Broadcasting advertisements 
BI 2984
7/05/2013
  Community Radio
4SFM
  Breach - Broadcast of advertisements
BI 2990
7/05/2013
ABC News Breakfast ABC Radio
ABV
  No Breach – Impartiality
BI 2977
26/04/2013
The Science Show ABC Radio
3RN
  No Breach – Impartiality; Diversity of perspectives
BI 2906
24/04/2013
  Community Radio
4SFM
  Breach - Broadcast of advertisements, time limit on sponsorship announcements
BI 2985
24/04/2013
AM ABC Radio
3RN
  No Breach – Accuracy
BI 2907
16/04/2013
Afternoons with Chris Smith Commercial Radio
2GB
  No Breach - Hatred, contempt or ridicule; Standards of decency
BI 2918 
12/04/2013
Serbian Language Program SBS Radio
2EA
  No Breach – Balance; Impartiality and Accuracy
BI 2935
12/04/2013
John McKenzie's Morning Show Commercial Radio
4EL
  No Breach - Advertising Standard 2012; advertisement broadcast on the 19 February 2013 was distinguishable as an advertisement.  No Breach - Disclosure Standard 2012; there was no relevant ‘commercial agreement’ that required disclosure.
BI 2971 
11/04/2013
The World Today ABC Radio
2RN
  No Breach – Corrections and clarifications; Dealings with participants
BI 2870
9/04/2013
The Ray Hadley Morning Show Commercial Radio
2GB
  No Breach - Advertising Standard 2012 and Disclosure Standard 2012 - there was no advertising or commercial agreement and therefore the obligations under the standards were not enlivened.
BI 2983 
13/03/2013
Alan Jones Breakfast Show Commercial Radio
2GB
  Breach - Respond to complaint within 30 business days No Breach - Ridicule on grounds of gender
BI 2926 
7/03/2013
Bob Francis Commercial Radio
5AA
  No Breach – incitement of hatred/serious contempt/severe ridicule on the basis of ethnicity/nationality/race/gender [clause 1.1(e)] Breach – offending generally accepted standards of decency [clause 1.3(a)] Breach – complaints-handling
BI 2848
6/03/2013
Alan Jones Breakfast Show Commercial Radio
2GB
  No Breach - Advertising Standard 2012 and Disclosure Standard 2012 - the segment was not promotional and therefore the obligations under the standards were not enlivened.
BI 2938 
18/02/2013
  Community Radio
4SFM
  Breach – Broadcasting advertisements No Breach – Sponsorship time limit
BI 2915 & 2922
14/02/2013
  Commercial Radio
7TTT
  No Breach – Advertising Standard 2012; Advertisement broadcast on 23 January 2013 was distinguishable as an advertisement 
BI 2955
7/02/2013
  Commercial Radio
5DN
  Breach - Presentation of advertisement
BI 2864
18/01/2013
  Commercial Radio
4KQ
  No Breach - Presentation of advertisement
BI 2858 
18/01/2013
  Commercial Radio
3KKZ
  Breach - Presentation of advertisement
BI 2859
18/01/2013
  Commercial Radio
2UUS
  No Breach – Presentation of advertisement
BI 2860 
18/01/2013
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