The ACMA

2008 television investigations

The table below contains details of the ACMA's 2008 television investigations and investigation reports. Details of television investigations in other years are available on this page. Details of ACMA radio investigations are available on this page.

Date Finalised Service Type Call Sign Program Name Outcome Reports
17/12/2008 Commercial TV ATV Rove Live No Breach – Subliminal messages 2102 Rove Live
11/12/2008 SBS Television SBS SBS World News No Breach - Accuracy; Impartiality and balance 1994 World News Australia
5/12/2008 Commercial TV NEN political advertisement Breach - Broadcasting an election advertisement during the 'relevant' period 2080 Election advertisement
4/12/2008 Commercial TV HSV Today Tonight No Breach – Factual accuracy; Correct significant errors; or Promotions-factual accuracy 2045 Today Tonight
24/11/2008 Commercial TV NWS Spider-Man Breach - Material exceeded PG classification category 2041 Spider-Man
24/11/2008 Commercial TV QTQ Kitchen Nightmares Breach—Coarse language exceeded M classification 2070 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares —Dillons
24/11/2008 Commercial TV QTQ Kitchen Nightmares Breach—Coarse language exceeded M classification 2044 The Big Brother Live Eviction Show
11/11/2008 Commercial TV QTQ A Current Affair Three Breaches—Complaint-handling No Breach—Present factual material accurately; Represent viewpoints fairly; Use of the Broadcasting service in the commission of an offence 1829 A Current Affair
15/10/2008 Commercial TV VTV Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Rococo Breach – Coarse language exceeded M classification 2022 Kitchen Nightmares - Rococo
15/10/2008 Commercial TV NWS Underbelly - Episode 8: Earning a Crust Breach - Depiction of sexual activity exceeded M classification 2040 Underbelly - Episode 8 - Earning A Crust
14/10/2008 Commercial TV NWS Underbelly - Episodes 1 & 2: The Black Prince / The Sorcerer's Apprentice No Breach - Material complied with M classification 2017 Underbelly - Episodes 1 & 2 - The Black Prince/The Sorcerers Apprentice
14/10/2008 Commercial TV NWS Underbelly - Episode 3: I Still Pray Breach - Depiction of sexual activity exceeded M classification 2018 Underbelly - Episode 3 - I Still Pray
14/10/2008 Commercial TV NWS Underbelly - Episode 5: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly No Breach - Material complied with M classification 2019 Underbelly - Episode 5 - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
14/10/2008 Commercial TV NWS Underbelly - Episode 6: Luv U 4 Eva No Breach - Material complied with M classification 2020 Underbelly - Episode 6 - Luv U 4 Eva
14/10/2008 Commercial TV NWS Underbelly - Episode 7: Wise Monkeys Breach - Coarse language and depiction of sexual activity exceeded M classification 2023 Underbelly - Episode 7 - Wise Monkeys
14/10/2008 Commercial TV STW Kitchen Nightmares - Sebastian's Breach - Coarse language exceeded M classification 2039 Kitchen Nightmares - Sebastian's
9/10/2008 Commercial TV TCN Channel Nine News Breaches - Portray group of persons in a negative light by placing gratuitous emphasis on race; Complaints handling 1992 National Nine News
8/10/2008 Commercial TV ATN Sunrise No Breach - Vilification or Complaints handling 2075 Weekend Sunrise
30/09/2008 Commercial TV TCN A Current Affair Breach - Broadcasting material during a current affairs program that invaded the privacy of a child 1882 A Current Affair
30/09/2008 Commercial TV Aria Awards Breach – Subliminal messages 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1961 (2.44 mb) 2007 ARIA Music Awards (28 Oct 2007)
18/09/2008 Open Narrowcasting Television Service Al-Hayat Breach - clause 2.5 [Complaints Handling] No Breach - clause 1.2 [accuracy in news and current affairs] No Breach - clause 1.3 [hatred] No Breach - clause 2.4 [answer complaint within 60 days) 2061 Al-Hayat
18/09/2008 Open Narrowcasting Television Service Al-Hayat Breach - clause 2.5 [Complaints handling] No Breach - clause 1.2 [Accuracy in News and current affairs] No Breach - clause 1.3 [Hatred] 2062 Al-Hayat
16/09/2008 Commercial TV SAS Channel Seven News ·         No Breach - Accuracy; Create public panic; Appropriate regard to the feelings of relatives and views; Privacy; Unfairly identifying a single person or business; Correct significant errors of fact at the earliest opportunity; and Presents news fairly and impartially 1955 Seven News
16/09/2008 Commercial TV ADS Ten News At Five ·         No Breach - Accuracy; Create public panic; Appropriate regard to the feelings of relatives and views; Privacy; Unfairly identifying a single person or business; Correct significant errors of fact at the earliest opportunity; and Presents news fairly and impartially 1956 Ten News At Five
12/09/2008 Commercial TV QTQ A Current Affair Breach—Complaint-handling 1919 A Current Affair
2/09/2008 Subscription Broadcasting Television Family Guy Breach - Sexual references and violence at PG and complaint handling 1985 The Family Guy
29/08/2008 Commercial TV TCN The Footy Show No Breach - Material complied with M classification 2042 The Footy Show
28/08/2008 Commercial TV ATV Kid Nation Breach – Complaint-handling 1991 Kid Nation
27/08/2008 ABC Television ABW Ten Pound Poms No Breach—Discrimination and Stereotypes 2056 Ten Pound Poms
21/08/2008 Commercial TV NWS Kitchen Nightmares - Secret Garden Breach - Coarse language exceeded M classification 2021 Kitchen Nightmares - Secret Garden
18/08/2008 SBS Television SBS SBS News No Breach - Accuracy; Proper and fair investigation 2035 World News Australia
12/08/2008 Open Narrowcasting Television Service Breach - clause 2.5 [Complaints Handling] No Breach - clause 1.2 [accuracy in news and current affairs] No Breach - clause 1.3 [hatred] 1990 Al-Hayat
6/08/2008 Commercial TV ADS AFL telecast No Breach - Licensee exercised sufficient care in selecting material for broadcast 2050 AFL Telecast (Essendon v Carlton)
5/08/2008 Commercial TV GTV A Current Affair Breach – Clause 4.3.1 [accurate presentation of factual material];  Clause 4.3.11 [correction of error of fact] of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004  1912 A Current Affair (23 Jul 2007)
5/08/2008 Commercial TV TVW Kath and Kim No Breach - Tobacco advertising prohibition 1970 Kath and Kim
4/08/2008 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight 3 x Breach of clause 4.3.1 [accuracy] 3 x No Breach of clause 4.3.1 [accuracy] No Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [viewpoints]; 4.3.5 [privacy]; 4.3.7 [unfair identification] Breach of clause 4.3.11 [correct error of fact] 2 x Breach clause 4.5 [accuracy of program promotion] 1820 Today Tonight [Broadcast on 7 July 2006 & associated program promotions on 6 and 7 July and 12 December 2006 ]
15/07/2008 Commercial TV ATN Australian Open Breach - Complaints handling No Breach - Proscribed material 1988 Australian Open
10/07/2008 Commercial TV NBN NBN News ·         No Breach - Accuracy; Create public panic; Appropriate regard to the feelings of relatives and views; Privacy; Unfairly identifying a single person or business; Correct significant errors of fact at the earliest opportunity; and Presents news fairly and impartially 1945 Channel Nine News
10/07/2008 Commercial TV TNQ Alien Racers No Breach—Material complied with G classification 2032 Alien Racers
4/07/2008 Commercial TV HSV Pepper Dennis No Breach – Material complied with PG classification 2031 Pepper Dennis
23/06/2008 Commercial TV ATV Nestle Milo Cereal Breach – Failed to comply with CTS 13(1) and CTS 20(2) 1888 Advertisement for Nestle Milo Cereal
11/06/2008 Commercial TV HSV According to Jim Breach – Material exceeded PG classification 1948 According to Jim
10/06/2008 Commercial TV NEW Californication - Episode 10 Breach - Material exceeded MA15+ classification 1947, 1981Californication - Episode 10
8/05/2008 Commercial TV ATV Election Advertisement Breach – Broadcasting an election advertisement during the 'relevant' period 1937 Election advertisement
7/05/2008 Commercial TV TCN 60 Minutes Breach - Reporting of suicide & warnings before certain programs 1873 60 Minutes
5/05/2008 Commercial TV GTV A Current Affair Breach – Clause 4.3.1 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004  1892 A Current Affair
10/04/2008 Commercial TV HSV Channel Seven News Breach – Complaint-handling 1872 Seven News
17/03/2008 Commercial TV HSV The Fairies Breach – Failed to comply with CTS 13(2) and CTS 22(2) 1754 The Fairies
8/02/2008 Commercial TV QTQ A Current Affair Breach—Accuracy, viewpoint, failure to correct 1660 A Current Affair
4/02/2008 Commercial TV QTQ Holy Smoke Breach—Material exceeded M classification 1890 Holy Smoke
21/01/2008 Commercial TV STW National Nine News Break Breach - Complaints handling 1863 News Update during Bargain Hunt
16/01/2008  Commercial TV  ATN 

Sunrise and The Morning Show

No breach of clause 1.8.6 [proscribed material]  1891 Sunrise and the Morning Show
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