The ACMA

2010 television investigations

The table below contains details of the ACMA's 2010 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
24/12/2010 Commercial TV ATN Weekend Sunrise No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2487 and 2494 Weekend Sunrise
24/12/2010 Commercial TV ATN Non-Program Matter No Breach - Average scheduling limit; Hourly limits 2493 Non program matter
24/12/2010 Commercial TV QTQ NRL Footy Show No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2506 NRL Footy Show
23/12/2010 Commercial TV ATN Seven Nightly News No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule on grounds of sexual preference No Breach - Privacy 2431 Seven Nightly News
21/12/2010 Commercial TV HSV The Suspects No Breach – Simulation of news or events 2490 (.doc) The Suspects: True Australian Killers
21/12/2010 Commercial TV AMV The Suspects No Breach – Simulation of news or events 2498 (.doc) The Suspects: True Austalian Killers
21/12/2010 Commercial TV TCN A Current Affair Breach - Provide substantive response (Complaint handling) 2507 A Current Affair
17/12/2010 Commercial TV TCN 60 Minutes Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] No Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [factual accuracy and representation of viewpoints]; 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact];7.9 [provide a substantive written response to a complaint] Breach of clause 7.12 [advise complainant that they may refer matter to the ACMA] 2436 60 Minutes
17/12/2010 Commercial TV GLV Good News Week No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2479 (.doc) Good News Week
17/12/2010 ABC Television ABQ Armstrong and Miller Show No Breach—Discrimination and sterotyping 2481 The Armstrong and Miller Show
17/12/2010 ABC Television ABV Stateline (VIC) No Breach—Privacy 2483 Stateline (Vic)
17/12/2010 Commercial TV TCN 60 Minutes No Breach - Classification of material 2529 60 Minutes
16/12/2010 SBS Television SBS Man vs Wild No Breach - PG classification guidelines 2505 Man vs. Wild
15/12/2010 TEN Offspring No Breach - Classification of material 2514 Offspring
15/12/2010 Commercial TV NWS Australia's Funniest Home Videos No Breach - Classification of material 2517 Australia's Funniest Home Videos
14/12/2010 Commercial TV QTQ 60 Minutes Breach of clauses 4.3.1 [factual accuracy]; 7.11 [complaint-handling] 2450 60 Minutes
14/12/2010 Commercial TV GTV Channel Nine News Breach – clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] No Breach – clause 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact] 2468 (.doc) Channel Nine News
8/12/2010 Commercial TV ATN Breach - Advertisement contained endorsement by popular personalities and proprietary character 2480 Advertisement for Hogs Breath Cafe
8/12/2010 Commercial TV ATV Ten News At Five No Breach – Factual accuracy; Correction of significant errors; Fairness and impartiality 2482 (.doc) Ten News at Five
8/12/2010 Commercial TV TCN The Vampire Diaries No Breach - Captioning requirements 2496 The Vampire Diaries
22/11/2010 Commercial TV NWS Cops LAC No Breach - Material complied with M classification 2501 Cops LAC
9/11/2010 Commercial TV TCN 60 Minutes No Breach - Accuracy; Respond to complaint 2437 60 Minutes
22/10/2010 Commercial TV ATN No Finding - Premium offer Breach - Repetition of advertisements during C period by BTQ No Breach - No advertisements broadcast during P periods 2378, 2381, 2382, 2383 and 2384 Advertisement for Streets Paddle Pop Lick-A-Prize
22/10/2010 Commercial TV TEN No Finding - Premium offer Breach - Repetition of advertisements during C period by ADS, TVQ, NEW No Breach - No advertisements broadcast during P periods 2379, 2385, 2386, 2387 and 2388 Advertisement for Streets Paddle Pop Lick-A-Prize
14/10/2010 Commercial TV TCN Wimbledon Tennis Championship Breach - Advertisement promoting an interactive gambling service 2405 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championship
14/10/2010 Commercial TV TEN The Poker Star Breach - Advertisement promoting an interactive gambling service 2406 The Poker Star
14/10/2010 Commercial TV GTV Footy Classified No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2475 (.doc) Footy Classified
13/10/2010 ABC Television ABC ABC News No Breach—Clause 2.6 (Sex and Sexuality) 2489 ABC News
12/10/2010 Commercial TV GTV A Current Affair Breach – Advice to telephone complaint No Breach – Accuracy; written response within 30 days 2416 (.doc) A Current Affair
6/10/2010 ABC Television ABV Unfed No Breach—Discrimination and sterotyping 2442 Unfed
1/10/2010 Commercial TV TCN NRL Footy Show No Breach - Provoking severe ridicule on the grounds of disability 2444 The NRL Footy Show
24/09/2010 Commercial TV TCN Channel Nine News Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] No Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy] Breach of clause 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact] No Breach of clause 4.3.11 [correction of significant errors of fact] Breach of clause 4.4.1 [present news fairly and impartially] 2401 Nine News
17/09/2010 Commercial TV ATN Australian Open No Breach - Non program matter 2402 Non program matter
17/09/2010 ABC Television ABC Deadwood No Breach—Material complied with MA 15+ classification 2473 Deadwood
14/09/2010 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight No Breach - Factual accuracy; Unfair identification; Correction of errors 2399 Today Tonight
31/08/2010 Commercial TV RTQ WIN News Breach—Accuracy (broadcast of 24 March 2005) No Breach—Accuracy (broadcast of 8 July 2002); Fairness and impartiality; Privacy; Advice to telephone complaints 2369 WIN News
31/08/2010 Commercial TV ATN Channel Seven News No Breach - Factual accuracy 2373 Channel Seven News
26/08/2010 Commercial TV TCN Winter Olympics 2010 Breach - clause 1.2 of the Open Narrowcast Code [program was not presented fairly] Breach - clause 1.3 of the Open Narrowcast Code [gratuitously vilify a group on the basis of ethnicity and religion] Non Breach of the relevant provisions of the BSA, the Open Narrowcast Code or the Open Narrowcast Standard in the nine other programs assessed by the ACMA. 2413 With the Viewers, on 15 November 2009, With the Event, on 28 February 2009
25/08/2010 ABC Television ABC The Gruen Transfer No Breach—M classification guidelines 2455 The Gruen Transfer
23/08/2010 Commercial TV QTQ A Current Affair Breach—Factual accuracy; Misleading simulation No Breach—Factual accuracy; Representation of viewpoint; Misleading simulation; Advice to telephone complainant; Unfair identification; Response to written complaint 2371 A Current Affair
23/08/2010 Commercial TV ATN Sunday Night No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy 2410 Sunday Night
20/08/2010 ABC Television ABS The Proposition Breach—clause 6.2 (Television program classifications) of the ABC Code of Practice March 2007 2409 The Proposition
20/08/2010 Commercial TV ATN Airways No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2419 and 2420 Airways
20/08/2010 SBS Television SBS Sweet Mud No Breach - MA classification guidelines 2456 Sweet Mud
19/08/2010 Commercial TV STQ Mackay Local News No Breach—Not use broadcasting service in commission of offence 2438 Mackay Local News
18/08/2010 ADS No Breach - Did not broadcast more than twice during 30 minutes of a C period; Did not broadcast during a P period; Reference to premium was incidental 2364, 2372, 2389, 2390 and 2391 Advertisement for McDonalds Happy Meal 'Did you know?'
3/08/2010 Commercial TV ATN Weekend Sunrise No Breach - Factual accuracy 2370 (Word or PDF) Weekend Sunrise
3/08/2010 Commercial TV TNQ 7PM Project No Breach—Factual accuracy 2441 (word) or (pdf) 7PM Project
30/07/2010 Commercial TV NEN Channel Seven News Breach - Accuracy; Failure to remedy 2363 Channel Seven News
28/07/2010 Commercial TV GTV Dante's Cove Breach – AV15+ classification guidelines 2380 Dante's Cove
27/07/2010 Commercial TV ATN Channel Seven News 2 Breaches - Accuracy; 1 Breach - Failure to remedy 2348 Channel Seven News and Sunrise
26/07/2010 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight No Breach - Classification of material 2425 Today Tonight
22/07/2010 Commercial TV HSV Personal Velocity Breach – Complaint-handling 2427 Personal Velocity
14/07/2010 Commercial TV TEN Totally Wild No Breach - Did not demean person or group 2415 Totally Wild
5/07/2010 ABC Television ABC 2 News Breakfast No Breach—Impartiality 2403 (Word or PDF) ABC2 News Breakfast and Lateline
30/06/2010 SAS Weekend Sunrise No Breach - Classification of material; Complaints handling 2411 Weekend Sunrise
30/06/2010 Commercial TV SAS Desperate Housewives No Breach - Classification of material; Restrictions on viewing period; Complaints handling 2412 Desperate Housewives promotion
3/06/2010 Commercial TV NWS AFL Footy Show Breach - Clause 1.8.6 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004  2331 The AFL Footy Show GTV Nine has responded to the ACMA findings
3/06/2010 Commercial TV GTV AFL Footy Show Breach – Clause 1.8.6 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004 No Breach – Clause 7.9 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2004 2341 The AFL Footy Show GTV Nine has responded to the ACMA findings
1/06/2010 Commercial TV BTQ Today Tonight No Breach—Unfair representation of viewpoints; privacy; unfair identification 2329 Today Tonight
28/05/2010 Commercial TV TCN 'Classic Catches' competition No Breach - Tobacco advertising prohibition 2356 Classic Catches Competition
27/05/2010 ABC Television ABS The Tribe No Breach—Material complied with G classification 2400 The Tribe
26/05/2010 Commercial TV GTV Hey Hey It's Saturday No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Offend cultural sensitivities 2333 Hey Hey It's Saturday
26/05/2010 Commercial TV GTV No Breach - Did not broadcast during scheduled C or P period 2375, 2376, 2377, 2392, 2393, 2394, 2395, 2396, 2397 and 2398 Advertisement for Hungry Jacks Kids Club Meal
18/05/2010 Commercial TV GTV Underbelly - The Reckoning Breach – Complaint-handling 2354 Underbelly: The Tale of Two Cities—The Reckoning, Episodes 10 and 11
6/05/2010 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight No Finding - Factual accuracy (one statement); No Breach - Factual accuracy (other matters); Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Gratuitous emphasis 2323 Today Tonight
3/05/2010 Commercial TV TVW Today Tonight Breach - AccuracyNo breach - Fair representation of viewpoints; Unfair identification 2317Today Tonight
22/04/2010 SBS Television SBS 800 Bullets No Breach - M classification guidelines 2345 800 Bullets
21/04/2010 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight No Breach - Factual accuracy 2367 Today Tonight [5 May 2008]
15/04/2010 Commercial TV TCN Two & Half Men No Breach - PG classification guidelines 2347 Two and a Half Men
7/04/2010 Commercial TV SAS Packed to the Rafters Breach - PG classification guidelines 2339 Packed to the Rafters
31/03/2010 Commercial TV RTQ Dante's Cove Breach—AV classification guidelines 2340 Dante's Cove
23/03/2010 ABC Television ABV Lateline No Breach—Accuracy of factual content; Impartiality 2318 Lateline
19/03/2010 TCN The Shak Breach - Principal program personalities endorsed and recommended commercial product, embedded advertising 2316 The Shak
17/03/2010 Commercial TV BTQ Today Tonight No Breach—Privacy; Substantive written response; Not use service in commission of offence 2283 Today Tonight
17/03/2010 Commercial TV ATV Good News Week No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2343 Good News Week
12/03/2010 Commercial TV GTV Weekend Today Breach – Response within 30 working days No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Gratuitous emphasis; Fairness and impartiality 2284 Weekend Today
10/03/2010 Commercial TV NEW Californication - Season 3 - Episode 1 No breach - Material complied with the MA 15+ classification category 2344Californication - Series 3 - Episode 1 - Wish You Were Here
10/03/2010 Commercial TV WIN XXI Olympic Winter Games (Opening Ceremony) No Breach - Captioning requirements 2359 XXI Olympic Winter Games (Opening Ceremony)
5/03/2010 Commercial TV NEW Good News Week No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2320Good News Week
4/03/2010 Commercial TV GTV GO! No Breach – Captioning requirements 2322 Seinfield; Curb your Enthusiasm and Weeds
3/03/2010 Commercial TV TCN Breach of clause 38(1) of Schedule 4 to the BSA - failure to provide a captioning service for Nine News and RPA 2272 Nine News, Two and a Half Men, Getaway, 60 Minutes, RPA and Cold Case
18/02/2010 Commercial TV ATV Jaws 2 No Breach – Material was not proscribed, did not include socially offensive or discriminatory language and complied with G classification time zone 2349 Promotion for Jaws 2
9/02/2010 SBS Television SBS World News Australia No Breach - Privacy and Sensitivity 2292 World News Australia
22/01/2010  Commercial TV  ATN  Today Tonight 

Breach of clause 4.3.1 [factual accuracy]

No breach of clause 4.3.2 [public panic]

No breach of clause 4.3.5 [privacy]

No breach of clause 1.8.6 [proscribed material]

No breach of clause 4.3.11 [correction of errors of fact]

2273 Today Tonight 
19/01/2010 Commercial TV TCN 60 Minutes Breach of clause 4.3.7 (unfair identification); No Breach of clause 4.3.1 (factual accuracy); No Breach of clause 4.3.10 (portraying a group in a negative light) 2257 60 Minutes
6/01/2010 Commercial TV NRN One HD No Breach - Captioning requirements 2287 Round 8 US; Tackling Peace; Poker; UFC Wired; Sports Tonight.
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