Skip to main content

2015 radio investigations

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

Program or issue

Station or licensee

Description

Outcome

Report published

Kyle and Jackie O 

KIIS 1065 / Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation Pty Ltd

Proscribed matter and program content and language: decency - alleged offensive comment about a transgender person 

No breach of codes 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] or 1.3(a) [generally accepted standards of decency] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013

BI -124

24 December 2015

Breakfast with Red Symons 

774 ABC Melbourne / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Harm and offence - offensive content and condoning prejudice through the use of a stereotypes in the broadcast of an Irish joke

No breach of standards 7.1 [harm and offence] or 7.7 [condone or encourage prejudice] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised 2014)

BI -84

3 November 2015

AM 

Radio National / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Accuracy, corrections and opportunity to respond - in a radio segment on alleged corruption in the private vocational education and training industry 

No breach of standards 2.1 [accuracy], 3.1 [corrections and clarifications] or 5.3 [opportunity to respond] of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 (revised 2014)

BI -49

25 September 2015

Alan Jones Breakfast Show

2GB / Harbour Radio Pty Ltd

Accuracy and correction of factual errors - in a segment on the revocation of approval for development of an aged care faculty

No breach of clauses 2.2(a) [accuracy] and clause 2.2(b) [correction of factual errors] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013

BI -48

18 September 2015

Between The Lines 

Radio National /

Due impartiality - in an interview with a British politician 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 2014)

BI -46

1 September 2015 

Kyle & Jackie O 

KISS 1065 / Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation Pty Ltd 

Generally accepted standards of decency and treatment of participants in a live hosted entertainment program -  in an interview with the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP 

No breach of codes 1.3(a) [decency] or 9.1(a) [treatment of participants] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013

BI 3352

14 August 2015 

Community Voices 

Voice FM 99.9 / Ballarat Community FM Radio Cooperative Ltd

Licence conditions - broadcast advertisements

Breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) [broadcast advertisements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

BI 3342

17 July 2015

Unna You Fullas

Noongar Radio / Peedac Pty Ltd

Stereotype, incite, vilify or perpetuate hatred against a group on the basis of ethnicity or race and complaints handling – in a broadcast about indigenous history

Breach of code 7.3(c) [respond in writing to complaint within 60 days] and 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

BI 3324

14 May 2015

Licence condition matter 

Northside Radio 99.3 / Northside Broadcasting Cooperative Ltd

Broadcasting advertisements

Breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) [broadcasting advertisements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

BI 3315

6 May 2015

Alan Jones Breakfast Show 

2GB / Harbour Radio Pty Ltd

Accuracy - in a talkback discussion on global warming 

No breach of code 2.2(a) [accuracy] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013

BI 3322

29 April 2015 

Early Morning Breakfast Show 

Radio 2EL 1089am / Orange Super AM 1089 Pty Ltd

Proscribed matter – in a talkback program discussing Halal food

No breach of clause 1.1(e) [proscribed matter] of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2013

BI 3321

29 April 2015

General programming 

Classic Gold 87.6 FM / Noise FM Pty Ltd

Categories of broadcasting services - the station is not operating as a narrowcasting service as it is providing programs of broad appeal

The licensee is providing an open narrowcasting service within the meaning of section 18 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

BI 3267

20 February 2015

Mornings with Linda Mottram

702 ABC Sydney / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Accuracy, due impartiality and opportunity to respond – in an interview regarding Hornsby Quarry

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

BI 3271

13 February 2015

Back to top
FEEDBACK