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Ownership & control investigation reports

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The reports in this table are the outcomes of investigations by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) and the former Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) into media ownership and control. Follow the links for more information. Reports are in either Adobe PDF or Word formats. 

Licensee / call sign / principal party

Title

Date released

Brisbane FM Radio Pty Ltd/4BFM

DMG (UK Radio 2) Pty Ltd/4BNE

Hot 91 Pty Ltd /4MCY

Lachlan Murdoch

Statement of Findings – Lachlan Murdoch

January 2011

Brisbane FM Radio Pty Ltd/4BFM

DMG (UK Radio 2) Pty Ltd /4BNE

Hot 91 Pty Ltd /4MCY

Siobhan McKenna

Statement of Findings – Siobhan McKenna

January 2011

Moore / Macquarie Group Ltd (TNT, TDT, TND, DTD)

Statement of Findings - Nicholas William Moore. Note as a result of a subsequent Federal Court decision, Nicholas Moore did not breach the Broadcasting Services Act.

November 2008

Elmie Investments (4EL, 4AA, 3EL, 3ML, 6EL)

ACMA investigation into the control of commercial radio broadcasting licences held by Elmie Investments Pty Ltd

November 2007

6 GS (Cybervale)

ABA investigation into the timeliness and correctness of notifications lodged with the ABA by Cybervale Proprietary Limited, Sherryl Chilcott and Leon Antonio; and the control of commercial radio broadcasting licence 1150458 (6GS) since 31 January 2002.

August 2003

2CH / 2GB

ABA investigation into the control of the licences for 2GB and 2CH.

May 2003

Prime Television

ABA investigation into the possible breach of any provision of Part 5 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 by Prime Television Limited.

October 1999

 

Powers / Packer / PBL / Consolidated Press / Fairfax

ABA investigation into whether Mr Brian Powers, Mr Kerry Packer, Mr James Packer, Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, or any related or associated persons have since 17 May 1998 committed any breaches of a provision Division 5, 6 or 7 of Part 5 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

March 1999

 

DMG / Associated Media Investments

ABA investigation into the possible breach of any provision of Part 5 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 by Associated Media Investments Pty Ltd or DMG Regional Radio Pty Ltd.

October 1998

 

CanWest / Ten

ABA investigation into control: CanWest Global Communications Corporation/The Ten Group Ltd - Third investigation

October 1998

 

CanWest / Ten

ABA investigation into control: CanWest Global Communications Corporation/The Ten Group Ltd - Second investigation

April 1997

 

News / Seven

ABA investigation into control: News Corporation Ltd/ Seven Network Ltd

April 1996

CanWest / Ten

ABA investigation into control: CanWest Global Communications Corporation / The Ten Group Ltd - First investigation

November 1995

 

Packer / Fairfax

ABA investigation into control: Mr Kerry Packer/John Fairfax Holdings Ltd

April 1995

 

Last updated: 21 November 2017