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2019 radio investigations

Date finalised Service type Investigation number / Report Station / licensee Program or issue Description Outcome
12 July 2019 Commercial radio BI-498 Triple M 105.7 The Border / Goulburn and Border Broadcasters Pty Ltd Kennedy Molloy Incite severe ridicule on the grounds of disability in a discussion about people of short stature No breach of 2.1.4 [incite hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule because of disability] of the Commercial Radio Code of Practice 2017 (revised in 2018)
11 July 2019 Community radio BI-488 Albany Community Radio Inc Licence condition matter Encourage community participation in the operations of the service No breach of paragraph 9(2)(c)(i) [licensee will encourage community participation in the operations of the service] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
17 May 2019 Community radio BI-449 Clarence Valley Christian Broadcastings Inc Licence condition matter

Representing community interest

Encourage community participation in the operations of the service

Provide service for community purposes

No breach of paragraph 9(2)(b) [presenting community interest] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

No breach of paragraph 9(2)(c)(i) [licensee will encourage community participation in the operations of the service] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

No breach of paragraph 9(2)(d) [licensee will provide the service for community purposes] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

10 May 2019 Community radio BI-452 Tweed Coast Community Radio Inc Licence condition matter Provide service for community purposes Breach of paragraph 9(2)(d) [licensee will provide the service for community purposes] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
9 July 2019 Community radio BI-487 3VYV / Yarra Valley FM Inc. Licence condition matter Broadcast of advertisements

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

No breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 [prohibition on broadcast of advertisements]

30 May 2019 Community radio BI-490 5FBI / Fresh Broadcasters Inc Licence condition matter Prohibition on tobacco advertising. No breach of paragraph 9(1)(a) [community participation in the provision of programs] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
1 May 2019 Community radio BI-459 5TCB / Tatiara Community FM Broadcasters Inc Licence condition matter Broadcast of advertisements Breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 [prohibition on broadcast of advertisements]
17 April 2019 Community radio BI-447 3VYV / Yarra Valley FM Inc Licence condition matter Broadcast of political matter
Broadcast of an advertisement
Sponsorship time limit

Breach of subclause 4(2) [licensee must announce required particulars in relation to political matter broadcast] and subclause 3A(2) [licensee must not broadcast election advertisements during the blackout period before an election] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

No breach of paragraph 9(1)(b) [prohibition on broadcast of advertisements by a community broadcasting licensee] and paragraph 9(3)(b) [limit of 5 minutes per hour for sponsorship announcements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

12 April 2019 Community radio BI-463 3VYV / Yarra Valley FM Inc Licence condition matter Sponsorship time limit Breach of paragraph 9(3)(b) [hourly time limit for sponsorship announcements] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
28 March 2019 Community radio BI-453 6NME / Peedac Pty Ltd Licence condition matter Encouraging participation in operations of the licensee in providing the service. Breach of paragraph 9(2)(c)(i) [community participation in the operations of the licensee in providing service] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
15 March 2019  Commercial radio  BI-441  2GB / Harbour Radio Pty Ltd  The Alan Jones Breakfast Show  Decency, and Incite hatred against, serious contempt on the grounds of ethnicity or race in a discussion about the Liberal Party leadership spill.  Breach of 2.2 [decency] and no breach of 2.1.4 [incite hatred, serious contempt because of ethnicity or race] of the Commercial Radio Code of Practice 2017 (revised in 2018) 

28 February 2019

Community radio

BI-438

7TAS / Tasman Community Broadcasters Association Inc

Licence condition matter; code matter

Encouraging participation in the operations of the service.

Community participation policy.

Sponsorship Policy.

No breach of paragraph 9(2)(c)(i) [encourage community participation in the operations of the service] of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Breach of Code 2.1 [community participation policy] and Code 6.1 [sponsorship policy] of the Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice 2008

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