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2011 television investigations

The table below contains details of the ACMA's 2011 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
23/12/2011 Commercial TV TEN Ten News At Five No Breach - Warnings 2633 (.docx 962 kb) TEN News at Five
23/12/2011 ABC Television ABN Hungry Beast No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Unduly favour one perspective over another 2642 (.doc 991 kb) Hungry Beast
21/12/2011 ABC Television ABC The Slap No Breach—Language; Sex 2705 (.docx 789 kb) The Slap
21/12/2011 ABC Television ABC The Slap No Breach—Language; Sex 2706 (.docx 787 kb) The Slap
20/12/2011 Commercial TV TCN Blood Brothers No Breach - Captioning 2630 (.docx 815 kb) Blood Brothers
19/12/2011 Commercial TV NRN Everybody Loves Raymond Breach - Captioning 2687 (.docx 801 kb) Everybody Loves Raymond
8/12/2011 Commercial TV STQ Seven Local News Breach—Accuracy; Complaint-handling No Breach—Privacy; Privacy of a child 2584 Seven Local News
8/12/2011 Commercial TV TCN A Current Affair Breach - Accuracy 2605 (.docx 830 kb) A Current Affair
8/12/2011 ABC Television ABQ 7:30 No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality 2622 (.docx) 7.30
8/12/2011 Commercial TV TNQ The Sweetest Thing No Breach—Classification of films—M Classification 2696 The Sweetest Thing
2/12/2011 Commercial TV ATN Channel Seven News No Breach - Broadcast factual material accurately; Present news fairly and impartially 2573 (2.9 mb) Channel Seven News
30/11/2011 Commercial TV NWS Friday the 13th Breach - Licensee failed to modify a film classified R18+ prior to broadcast 2664 (.docx 776 kb) Friday the 13th
24/11/2011 Commercial TV TEN Push Pop lollipops No Breach - Did not mislead or deceive children; Did not imply the product makes children superior to their peers; Presented the size of the product sufficiently clear. 2629 Advertisement for Topps Push Pop
23/11/2011 Commercial TV TEN Jamie's Thirty Minute Meals Breach - Captioning 2682 Jamie's Thirty Minute Meals
8/11/2011 Commercial TV TEN Can of Worms No Breach - Program Promotions - Restrictions in PG Programs in Certain Time Periods No Breach - PG Classification - Sexual reference No Breach - Display of classification symbols 2683 & 2691 (961 kb) Can of Worms program promotion
7/11/2011 ABC Television ABC Midday Report No Breach—Accuracy 2671 (.docx) Midday Report
4/11/2011 Commercial TV NEN 7Mate Breach - Captioning 2634 (.docx 808 kb) Air Force One
3/11/2011 Commercial TV ATN WWII Lost Films - The Air War Breach - Captioning 2645 (.docx 812 kb) WWII Lost Films - The Air War
3/11/2011 Commercial TV NEN WWII Lost Films - The Air War Breach - Captioning 2646 (.docx 811 kb) WWII Lost Films - The Air War
28/10/2011 Commercial TV NWS Today No Breach - Excerpts from certain feature films Breach - Complaint Handling 2677 (947 kb) Today
18/10/2011 Commercial TV RTQ A Current Affair No Breach—Promotions for News, Current Affairs, Sports and Certain Other Programs Breach—Complaint-handling 2653 (776 kb) A Current Affairs program promotion
17/10/2011 ABC Television ABV Media Watch No Breach—Impartiality; Accuracy 2583 (1.1 mb) Media Watch
10/10/2011 Commercial TV CTC Couch Time No Breach - PG classification guidelines - Language No Breach - Program Promotions - Restrictions in PG programs in certain time periods 2651 & 2652 (952 kb) Couch Time and The Office program promotion
10/10/2011 Commercial TV NEW Sons of Anarchy No Breach - Program promotions; Restrictions in G or PG programs at 8.30pm 2678 (947 kb)Sons of Anarchy program promotion
29/09/2011 Commercial TV GLV Can of Worms No Breach – Program promotions—Restrictions in PG programs in certain time periods 2643 (.doc 942 kb) Can of Worms program promotion
29/09/2011 Commercial TV TEN Can of Worms No Breach - M classification guidelines - Language 2649 (943 kb) Can of Worms
23/09/2011 Community TV TSN29 Breach – Complaints handling 2613 Gundam 00
16/09/2011 Commercial TV TVW Channel Seven News No Breach - Fair representation of viewpoints; Fair presentation of news; Accurate presentation of factual material 2594 (967 kb)Seven News; program promotion for Seven News
14/09/2011 SBS Television SBS Dead Set/Ugly Americans Breach - PG classification guidelines 2579 (.doc 964 kb) Dead Set / Ugly Americans Program Promotion
14/09/2011 ABC Television ABN 7:30 No Breach—Impartiality 2619 (Word 991 kb) 7.30
12/09/2011 Commercial TV ATN Ferndale Slim Fruits No Breach - Did not mislead or deceive children; Did not contain any incorrect or misleading information on the nutritional value of the product 2628 (982 kb) Advertisement for Ferndale Slim Fruits
9/09/2011 Commercial TV BTQ Today Tonight No Breach—Dislike, Contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Gratuitous emphasis 2577 (Word 1 mb) Today Tonight
17/08/2011 ABC Television ABN Lateline No Breach—Not unduly favour one perspective over another 2590 Lateline
8/08/2011 Commercial TV ATN Breach - Broadcast an advertisement during a P periodBreach - Advertisement was not clearly distinguishable as such to a child viewerBreach - Material contained promotion of commercial products and services by proprietary characters 2544 to 2548McDonald's advertisement / Channel 7 station identifier
4/08/2011 Commercial TV NWS Australia's Funniest Home Videos No Breach - Classification of other material; Complaint handling 2604 Australia's Funniest Home Videos
29/07/2011 Commercial TV VTV Mogambo No Breach – Classification of films 2610 (.docx 777 kb) Mogambo
27/07/2011 Commercial TV ATV Sons of Anarchy No Breach – Restrictions in G or PG programs (Program Promotions) 2620 (.doc) Sons of Anarchy program promotion
26/07/2011 Commercial TV GTV Two & Half Men Breach – Captioning 2558 (.doc) Two and a Half Men
26/07/2011 Commercial TV SAS My Kitchen Rules No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2580 My Kitchen Rules
22/07/2011 Commercial TV NBN TV Week Logie Awards Breach of Clauses 38(1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 2588 (945 kb) TV Week Logies Awards
19/07/2011 Commercial TV NEW Offspring No Breach - Restrictions in PG programs; Sexual behaviour 2611Offspring prgram promotion
19/07/2011 Commercial TV GTS Everybody Loves Raymond No Breach - PG Classification zones; Language 2621 Everybody Loves Raymond program promotion
11/07/2011 Commercial TV TCN 60 Minutes No Breach - Factual accuracy; Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2593 60 Minutes
11/07/2011 ABC Television ABQ Studio 3 No Breach—Language; Themes 2600 Studio 3
8/07/2011 Commercial TV TCN Today Show No Breach - Cultural sensitivities; Factual accuracy 2599 Today Show
4/07/2011 SBS Television SBS Dateline No Breach - Complaint handling 2569 (.doc) Dateline
30/06/2011 Community TV TSN29 4WD TV Breach – Identification of certain political matter 2557 4WD TV
30/06/2011 Commercial TV NBN NBN News No Breach - Classification of other material; Appropriate regard, Warnings; Exercise sensitivity; Complaint handling 2565 (854 kb) NBN News
10/06/2011 Commercial TV ATV Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2581 (.doc 831 kb) Just for Laughs: Montreal International Comedy Festival
3/06/2011 ABC Television ABN ABC News Breach of clause 2.15 of the ABC Code of Practice 2007 No Breach of clause 7.2 of the ABC Code of Practice 2007 2497 ABC News
2/06/2011 Subscription Broadcasting Television South Park ·         Breach - ASTRA Code of Practice 2007 - Subscription Broadcast Television: Clause 3 (Program Classification Code) Annexure: Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Computer Games 2570 South Park
16/05/2011 ABC Television ABN ABC News Breakfast No Breach—Impartiality 2572 ABC News Breakfast
13/05/2011 ABC Television ABV The 7.30 Report No Breach—Factual accuracy 2539 The 7:30 Report
12/05/2011 Commercial TV QTQ Australia's Funniest Home Videos No Breach—Classification of material 2585 Australia's Funniest Home Videos
11/05/2011 Subscription Broadcasting Television Trinny & Susanna's Australian Makeover Mission Non breach - classification of material 2578 Trinny & Susannah's Australian Makeover Mission
5/05/2011 Subscription Broadcasting Television (Music Clips on Pay TV) No Breach - Classification of material 2576 Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
3/05/2011 Commercial TV NRN Ten News At Five No breach - Fairness and impartiality 2568 Ten News At Five
13/04/2011 ABC Television ABC ABC News No Breach—Impartiality; Complaint-handling 2538 ABC News and ABC News Update
11/04/2011 ABC Television ABN The 7.30 Report Breach—Factual accuracy; Balance; Complaints handling No breach—Factual accuracy; Correction of significant errors; Impartiality 2429 (Word 1.1 mb) The 7:30 Report
23/03/2011 ABC Television ABQ Foreign Correspondent Breach—Complaint-handling No breach—Accuracy 2541 Foreign Correspondent
11/03/2011 Commercial TV HSV Channel Seven News Breach – Factual accuracy; Fairness No Breach – Factual accuracy and fair representation of viewpoints; Portray in a negative light; Provoke or perpetuate intense dislike or serious contempt 2433 (.doc 1 mb) Channel Seven News
11/03/2011 Commercial TV ATV Ten News At Five Breach – Factual accuracy; Fairness No Breach – Fair representation of viewpoints; Portray in a negative light; Provoke or perpetuate intense dislike or serious contempt 2434 (.doc 1 mb) Ten News at Five
11/03/2011 Commercial TV TCN A Current Affair No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Gratuitous emphasis 2492 A Current Affair
10/03/2011 ABC Television ABV Star Stories No Breach—Discrimination and stereotypes 2499 Star Stories
2/03/2011 SBS Television SBS SBS Film No Breach - Prejudice, racism and discrimination; Religions 2537 (.doc) SBS Film promotion
25/02/2011 ABC Television ABC Criminal Justice Breach—Consumer advice—Drug use; Complaint-handling 2535 Criminal Justice (Series 1) [broadcast 31 Aug 2010 and 7, 14 and 28 Sept 2010]
16/02/2011 ABC Television ABC Waking the Dead Breach—Unsuitable for M—Violence 2520 Waking the Dead
11/02/2011 Commercial TV GTV Election Advertisement Breach – Broadcasting an election advertisement during the 'relevant period' 2526 (.doc) Election advertisement
8/02/2011 Commercial TV TVT GEM Breach of clauses 38(1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992. [captioning] 2511 Sherlock (Episode 3); The Fugitive; The Bone Collector; Must Love Dogs; Bachelor in Paradise; The Time Machine
7/02/2011 Subscription Broadcasting Television Turandot ·         Breach - ASTRA Code of Practice 2007 - Subscription Broadcast Television: Clause 3 (Program Classification Code) Annexure: Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Computer Games 2515 Turandot
2/02/2011 ABC Television ABC Spooks Breach—Unsuitable for M—Violence 2525 Spooks
31/01/2011 ABC Television ABC Last Chance to See No Breach—Classification of material 2534 Last Chance to See
24/01/2011 Commercial TV Australia's Funniest Home Videos No Breach - Complaints handling 2518 Australia's Funniest Home Videos
24/01/2011 Commercial TV NBN Sunday Roast No Breach - Classification of material; Complaints handling 2519 The Sunday Roast
18/01/2011 Commercial TV TCN Nightline No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Public panic; Fairness and impartiality; Complaints handling 2486 Nightline
13/01/2011 ABC Television ABC Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour No Breach—Classification of material 2521 Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour
13/01/2011 ABC Television ABC Criminal Justice No Breach—Classification of material 2522 Criminal Justice (Series 2) [broadcast 15 Aug 2010]
13/01/2011 ABC Criminal Justice No Breach—Classification of material 2523 Criminal Justice (Series 2) [broadcast 22 Aug 2010]
13/01/2011 ABC Television ABC Spooks No Breach—Classification of material 2524 Spooks (Series 7)
11/01/2011 Commercial TV STW A Current Affair No Breach - Dislike on grounds of religion 2508 A Current Affair
10/01/2011 Commercial TV NBN NBN Evening News Breach of Clauses 38 (1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the BSA 2470 NBN Evening News [Broadcast on 26 June 2010; 17, 24 and 28 July 2010]
10/01/2011 Commercial TV TCN A Current Affair Breach of Clauses 38 (1) of Schedule 4 and 7(1)(o) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 2474 A Current Affair [Broadcast on 28 July 2010]
6/01/2011 Commercial TV TVQ 7PM Project No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Material likely to distress or offend 2478 The 7PM Project
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