ACMA Media Release 16/2011- 14 February
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found that community radio broadcaster 4CCR Cairns has breached the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice 2008 by not providing a community member with copies of policy and procedure documents, and not adequately responding to the community member's request.
In response to the finding, 4CCR is redeveloping its policies and procedures so documents are freely available to all members of its community. The licensee is also implementing training packages to ensure its members are aware of their responsibilities under the codes. This process is being undertaken in conjunction with a range of agreed measures implemented in December 2009 when 4CCR's licence was renewed.
The ACMA considers that 4CCR is demonstrating a commitment to meeting its obligations under the codes and that the current management committee is working to address these operational issues. While the ACMA will take no further action at this time, it will continue to monitor 4CCR's adoption of the agreed measures.
Cairns Community Broadcasters Inc (4CCR) holds a long term community broadcasting licence to provide a radio service in the Cairns RA2 licence area in Queensland.
More information about community broadcasting is available on the ACMA website.
A copy of the investigation report 2488 is available on the ACMA website.
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