2012 television investigations | ACMA

2012 television investigations

The table below contains details of the ACMA's 2012 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 Description Outcome Report
20/12/2012 Commercial TV TVT Days of Our Lives

Inappropriate depiction of verbal abuse, domestic
violence and murder in PG classified program.

No Breach – Classification of other material – PG classification 2920 (.docx 785 kb)  Days of Our Lives
17/12/2012 ABC Television ABS 7:30

Political bias in interview with
Leader of the Opposition.

No Breach—Impartiality 2872 (PDF) 7.30
14/12/2012 ABC Television ABN Catalyst

Omission of information in
segment ‘Sitting is deadly’.

No Breach—Accuracy 2884 (827 kb) Catalyst
4/12/2012 Commercial TV TVQ The Siege

Broadcast of movie offensive to Muslims.

No Breach – Cultural sensitivities; Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2885 (.doc 867 kb) The Seige
28/11/2012 Commercial TV GTV The Block

Duty of care not exercised towards participants.

No Breach – Present participants in a highly demeaning or highly exploitative manner 2876 (.doc 834 kb) The Block
23/11/2012 Commercial TV TVQ Ten News At Five

Inaccurate information about
electric vehicles. Complaints handling.

No Breach—Factual accuracy; Complaint-handling 2852 (.doc 861 kb) Ten News at Five
22/11/2012 Datacasting

Datacasting infotainment or
lifestyle programs.

Breach – Category A television programs 2814 TV4ME, various programs
22/11/2012 Commercial TV HSV Seven News

Inaccurate reference to
Ned Kelly’s ‘descendants’.

Breach – Factual accuracy  2880 (.doc 819 kb) Channel Seven News
14/11/2012 Datacasting Babe TV Live

Sexualised content warranting an R18+
classification.

No Breach – Category A television programs and general conditions (classification) 2901  Babe TVlive 
9/11/2012 ABC Television ABQ Lateline

Bias in segment about BHP’s
Olympic Dam decision.

No Breach—Impartiality; Balance 2866 (.doc 829 kb) Lateline
8/11/2012 ABC Television ABV Media Watch

Concealment of critical facts
resulted in misleading
presentation in segment about reportage of
Murray–Darling water use.

No Breach—Accuracy 2853 (.doc 838 kb) Media Watch
8/11/2012 ABC Television ABQ

Partiality towards Israel and
bias against Palestinians by
failing to report Palestinian
prisoner hunger strike.

No Breach—Impartiality 2857 (.doc 954 kb) ABC News 24
8/11/2012 ABC Television ABV The Roast

Inappropriate sexual references in PG-classified
program.

No Breach—Television Classifications - PG 2905 (.docx 779 kb) The Roast
6/11/2012 Commercial TV NWS Channel Nine News

Invasion of privacy in item about home birth.

Breach - Clauses 4.3.5 and 4.3.5.2 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010 2813 (PDF 315 kb) Channel Nine News
29/10/2012 Commercial TV HSV Seven News

Item about a product to combat obesity was an
‘advertorial’, unfair to other products and inaccurate.

No Breach – Distinguish paid material from other program material; Factual accuracy; Impartiality and fairness 2849 (.doc 850 kb) Channel Seven News
29/10/2012 ABC Television ABT ABC News 24

Inaccuracy and pro-government spin in paraphrase of military officer’s
statement about Afghanistan
casualties.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality 2877 (.doc 828 kb) ABC News 24
26/10/2012 Commercial TV ATV The Project

Unfair and inaccurate
comment about the One Nation Party.

No Breach – Fair representation of viewpoints; Fairness and impartiality in news 2873 (.doc 838 kb) The Project
24/10/2012 ABC Television ABQ ABC News

Biased reporting of proposed biomass plant.

No Breach—Impartiality; Balance 2862 (.doc 840 kb) ABC News
24/10/2012 Commercial TV NBN Big Brother

PG-classified program contained inappropriate
depictions of sexual abuse,
bullying and harassment.

No Breach - Classification of material (PG); Reality Television 2875 (.docx 783 kb) Big Brother
24/10/2012 Commercial TV HSV Globe Trekker

Program contained provocative and sexual content that was inappropriate for a PG-classified program.

No Breach – Classification of material (PG) 2886 (.docx 785 kb) Globe Trekker
19/10/2012 Commercial TV TEN Fear Factor

Participants made to participate in humiliating acts.

No Breach - Presenting participants in a reality television program in a highly demeaning or highly exploitative manner 2850 (.doc 826 kb) Fear Factor
16/10/2012 Commercial TV ATV The Project

Ridicule of Christian faith
in discussion of UFOs.

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2868 (.docx 822 kb) The Project
4/10/2012 ABC Television ABN Media Watch

Segment on media coverage
of Lake Cathie environmental
study contained inaccuracies,
favoured one side of the debate, did not provide
opportunity to respond and was ageist.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Balance; Opportunity to respond; Stereotypes 2837 (.docx 894 kb) Media Watch
4/10/2012 ABC Television ABN Media Watch

Segment about a NZ-born TV
host implied that the presenter’s perspective
was the ABC’s editorial opinion, did not provide
opportunity to respond, used
vulgar language without justification and was racist.

No Breach—Impartiality; Opportunity to respond; Harm and offence; Stereotypes 2838 (.docx 861 kb) Media Watch
2/10/2012 Commercial TV QTQ A Current Affair

Provocation of antagonistic
attitude towards the elderly in
segment about elderly drivers.

No Breach—Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2854 (.docx 782 kb) A Current Affair
27/09/2012 ABC Television ABN ABC News 24

News item showed map
with Persian Gulf labelled as
‘Arabian Gulf’. Inadequate
correction.

No breach—Factual accuracy; Misleading factual content; Correction of errors 2863 (.docx 831 kb) ABC News Breakfast
21/09/2012 ABC Television ABQ Budget 2012

No captions.

Breach—Captioning requirements 2807 (.docx 799 kb) Budget 2012: The Treasurer's Speech
21/09/2012 ABC Television ABQ Rage

Inappropriate coarse language and sexual activity
in G time zone.

No Breach—Television classifications (G) 2869 (.docx 786 kb) Rage
17/09/2012 ABC Television ABN Media Watch

Inaccuracies, no opportunity
to respond to allegations made and bias.

Breach—Standard 5.3 (Opportunity to respond to allegations) of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 No Breach—Standards 2.1, 2.2 and 4.1 (Factual inaccuracy and Impartiality) of the ABC Code of Practice 2011 2730 (.docx 2.5 mb) Media Watch
17/09/2012 ABC Television ABC Media Watch

Personal prejudice and bias in segment about reportage of
Murray–Darling water use.

No Breach—Impartiality; Balance 2806 (.doc 857 kb) Media Watch
21/08/2012 SBS Television SBS

Quality of captions.

Breach - Captioning 2764 (.docx 794 kb) Van Diemen's Land; Kissinger
17/08/2012 Commercial TV ATN Seven News

Inaccuracies and bias in report on a casino.

No Breach - Accuracy; Impartiality 2802 (.docx 851 kb) Channel Seven News
17/08/2012 Subscription Broadcasting Television music video clips

Music video contained
Inappropriate depictions of
nudity and sexual themes.

No Breach - Classification of material (M) 2842 (.docx 777 kb) Born This Way (music video)
16/08/2012 ABC Television ABV Lateline

Segment ‘Obama endorses gay marriage’ biased
and misleading.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartial presentation; Not favour one perspective over another 2847 (.docx 793 kb) Lateline
 6/08/2012 Channel Seven Brisbane, PTY LTD BTQ Sunday Night Program about the Suruwaha Amazon tribe was factually inaccurate and racially offensive. did not breach clause 4.3.1 of the Code in relation to the reference to ‘stone age’;
• did not breach clause 4.3.1 of the Code in relation to the references ‘lost tribe’ and ‘lost world’;
• breached clause 4.3.1 of the Code in relation to the statement ‘Here, we’re outside the protection of Brazilian law’;
• breached clause 4.3.1 of the Code in relation to the statements, ‘These lost tribes encourage the murder of disabled children’ and ‘The Suruwaha believe that children born with birth defects or born to a single mother are evil spirits and should be killed in the most gruesome way possible’;
• breached clause 1.9.6 of the Code; and
• in relation to the manner in which the Suruwaha tribe was depicted, the ACMA makes no finding in relation to the licensee’s compliance with clause 4.3.1
 2741 
2/08/2012 Commercial TV TEN 6.30 with George Negus

Inaccurate claim about UN estimate of civilian deaths in
Sri Lanka conflict and complaints handling.

Breach - Factual accuracy; Complaints handling 2762 (.doc 853 kb) 6:30 with George Negus
31/07/2012 ABC Television ABQ

No captions.

Breach—Captioning requirements 2799 (.docx 795 kb) Q&A Lateline
26/07/2012 Commercial TV TCN Big Brother - Promotion

Promotion contained a sexual
gesture that was inappropriate during a PG classified program.

No Breach - Classification of G material 2845 (.docx 774 kb) Big Brother (program promo)
17/07/2012 Commercial TV SSW Commercial for Lingerie

Inappropriate depiction of adult themes in M time
zone material.

No Breach - Placement of M classified commercial 2840 (.docx 775 kb)Commercial for Lingerie
13/07/2012 Commercial TV NEN Advertisement for erectile dysfunction treatment

Inappropriate placement of
commercial within a G-classified program.

No Breach - Compliance requirements; Classification and placement of commercials; Commercials in G programs between 7.00pm and 8.30pm 2827 (.docx 779 kb) Commercial for erectile dysfunction treatment
12/07/2012 ABC Television ABN Lateline

Inaccuracies and bias in report on Sri Lanka.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality 2821 (.doc 893 kb) Lateline
10/07/2012 Commercial TV NBN NBN News

Inaccurate and biased news item about Urunga
Bypass.

Breach - Accuracy, fairness and impartiality 2789 (.docx 805 kb) NBN News
10/07/2012 Commercial TV GTV The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Program an extended
advertisement for
Yellow Brick Road.

No Breach – Distinction between paid material and other program material 2819 (.docx 1.2 mb) Celebrity Apprentice Australia
6/07/2012 ABC Television ABW ABC News 24

Fabrication, pro-Israeli bias,
omission, images of violence
and racism towards Muslims
in program promotion using
footage of Golan Heights border incident.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Balance, sensitivity, stereotypes 2788 (.doc 871 kb) The World
5/07/2012 Commercial TV CBN Today Tonight

Blanket shaming of disability
pensioners.

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2794 (.doc 812 kb) Today Tonight
4/07/2012 Commercial TV QTQ A Current Affair

Segment contained
Inaccuracies and used covert
recordings.

Breach—Accurate broadcast of factual material (clause 4.3.1 of the Free TV Code) No breach—Licence condition at pgph 7(1)(h) of Schedule 2 of the BSA (using the broadcasting service in the commission of an offence) 2734 (.docx 820 kb) A Current Affair
4/07/2012 Commercial TV HSV Today Tonight

Segment contained factual
inaccuracies and presented material liable to create
panic regarding the Muslim
community.

Breach – clause 4.3.1 No breach – clauses 4.3.1; 4.3.2; and 4.3.10 2742 (.docx 826 kb) Today Tonight
29/06/2012 ABC Television ABN Raw Comedy 2011

Comments made were offensive, and demeaning of people with a disability.

No Breach—Unjustified harm or offence; Stereotypes and discrimination 2784 (.docx 785 kb) Raw Comedy Festival 2012
22/06/2012 Commercial TV GTV The Footy Show

Depictions promoting illegal drug use.

No Breach – Classification of M material 2816 (.docx 771 kb) The Footy Show
22/06/2012 Commercial TV QTQ The Block

Inappropriate language
at the PG classification.

No Breach—Classification of PG material 2820 (.docx 778 kb) The Block
19/06/2012 SBS Television SBS 13 Tzameti

Inappropriate depictions
of violence and suicide
in an M-classified program.

No Breach - Suicide Breach - Violence; Classification categories; Consumer advice 2797 (.docx 792 kb) 13 Tzameti
13/06/2012 ABC Television ABV You're Skitting Me

Inappropriate sexual
themes in a G-classified
program.

No breach—Television classifications (G) 2808 (.docx 779 kb) You're Skitting Me
13/06/2012 ABC Television ABC The Hamster Wheel

Inappropriate language
in a program classified
MA15+.

No Breach—Harm and offence 2810 (.docx 784 kb) The Hamster Wheel
8/06/2012 Commercial TV BTQ Sunday Night

Distressing report on
suicide. Complaints handling
issue.

No Breach—Reports of suicide; Distress to viewers/provide warnings; Telephone advice 2796 (.docx 793 kb) Sunday Night
7/06/2012 Commercial TV GTV The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Final episode was continuous
advertisement for Yellow
Brick Road.
Complaints-handling
issue.

Breach – Effort to resolve complaint No Breach – Time limits on non-program matter 2747 (.docx 1.2 mb) The Celebrity Apprentice Australia
6/06/2012 Commercial TV ATN Good Christian Bitches

Program promotions
ridiculed Christian women and contained inappropriate language.

Breach - Restrictions in PG programs in certain time periods No Breach - Provoke or perpetuate intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule; Restrictions in G or PG programs at 8:30pm 2758 (.docx 803 kb)Good Christian Bitches (program promotion)
1/06/2012 Commercial TV ATV It's a Knockout

Advertising material not distinguished from program content. No response to
complaint.

No Breach – Presentation of broadcast material; Promotion of products or services in programs directed to children; Complaint-handling 2782 (.doc 835 kb) It's a Knockout
1/06/2012 ABC Television ABV 7:30

Bias in interview.

No Breach—Impartiality 2805 (.doc 821 kb) 7.30
31/05/2012 Commercial TV NBN Beaconsfield

Inappropriate language
at the M classification.

No Breach - Classification of material (M) 2809 (.docx 776 kb) Beaconsfield
28/05/2012 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight

Segment about Australian New Muslim Association contained factual inaccuracies.

No Breach - Factual accuracy 2736 (.doc 848 kb) Today Tonight
28/05/2012 Commercial TV GTV Channel Nine News

Wrong and unfair implications. Complaints-handling issue.

Breach – Respond to referred complaint No Breach – Accuracy, fair representation of viewpoint 2786 (.docx 1.2 mb) Channel Nine News
25/05/2012 Commercial TV GTV A Current Affair

Factual inaccuracies, unfair identification of a person and use of personal material
in segment about
Centrelink fraudsters.

Breach – Privacy; Privacy of a child; Unfair identification No Breach – Accuracy 2719 (.docx 811 kb) A Current Affair
24/05/2012 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight

Provocation of hatred of asylum seekers; lives of asylum seekers put at risk by unpixelated footage.

No Breach - Intense dislike; Privacy 2711 (.docx 847 kb) Today Tonight
23/05/2012 Commercial TV TEN The Bolt Report

Inaccuracies about
climate change. Complaints-handling issue.

No Breach - Factual accuracy; Complaints handling 2709 The Bolt Report
21/05/2012 Commercial TV TCN A Current Affair

Inaccuracies and use
of personal photos and
film in segment ‘Wicked
Stepmother’.

No Breach - Factual accuracy; Privacy 2725 (.doc 880 kb) A Current Affair
21/05/2012 Commercial TV SAS Today Tonight

The use of the term ‘welfare gravy train’ is inaccurate and vilifies Australian Indigenous
people and children.

No Breach - Cultural sensitivities; Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy 2729 (.doc 845 kb) Today Tonight
18/05/2012 Commercial TV ADS Tropic Thunder

Inappropriate depictions
of violence, drug use and coarse language and sexual references at the M classification.

Breach - Modification of MA15+ films 2771 (.docx 799 kb) Tropic Thunder
18/05/2012 ABC Television ABW ABC News

Graphic footage of asylum-seeker death.

No Breach—Harm or offence; Sensitivity, distress to relatives and cultural practices 2795 (.docx 824 kb) ABC News
8/05/2012 ABC Television ABV ABC News

Broadcasting kidnappers’ demand video may lead to
dangerous imitation or
serious threats to safety
and welfare.

No Breach—Dangerous imitation 2767 (.doc 815 kb) Midday Report
7/05/2012 Subscription Broadcasting Television

The right to acquire AFL
matches.

No Breach - clause 10(1)(e) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 2779 (.docx 774 kb) 2012-2016 AFL Premiership Seasons
4/05/2012 ABC Television ABC Behind the News Extra

Program about genetically modified food was inaccurate,
misleading and
unbalanced.

No Breach—Factual accuracy; Correction of significant errors; Impartiality; Representing perspectives 2672 (.docx 813 kb) Behind the News Extra
4/05/2012 Commercial TV NBN When Harry met Sally

No captions provided.

No Breach - Captioning requirements 2775 (.docx 801 kb) When Harry met Sally
24/04/2012 ABC Television ABV Kaeloo

Inappropriate depictions
of violence in a G-classified program.

No Breach—Television classifications (G) 2777 (.docx 778 kb) Kaeloo
24/04/2012 Commercial TV GTV 2 Broke Girls

Inappropriate language
and sexual references at
the PG classification.

No Breach – Classification of material (PG) 2778 (.docx 781 kb) 2 Broke Girls
20/04/2012 Commercial TV TCN Test Cricket

Opening sequence and
classic catches segment
contain tobacco  advertisement.

No Breach - Tobacco advertising 2726 (.doc 1.7 mb) Vodafone Test Series - Australia v New Zealand
20/04/2012 ABC Television ABD ABC News 24

Inaccurate information and bias in report on lead-up to Russian presidential elections.

No Breach—Factual accuracy; Impartiality 2783 (.doc 851 kb) ABC News 24
19/04/2012 Commercial TV TCN NRL First Preliminary Final

Paid political advertisement
broadcast without required particulars during rugby league commentary.
Complaints-handling issue.

Breach - Effort to resolve complaint No Breach - Political matter No Breach - Distinction between advertisements and program material No Breach - Distinction between paid material and other program material 2686 (PDF 228 kb) NRL First Preliminary Final
19/04/2012 Commercial TV NBN Sunday Roast

Promotion of politics in
sports segment.

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Classification of material  2695 (.docx 783 kb)  Blokesworld 
19/04/2012 SBS Television SBS Chiko

Inappropriate coarse
language, violence and
drug use in a program
classified MA15+.

No Breach - Classification guidelines (MAV15+); Complaints handling 2772 (.docx 798 kb) Chiko
19/04/2012 SBS Television SBS Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta

Derogatory term used.

No Breach - Prejudice, racism and discrimination 2792 (.doc 807 kb) Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta (program promotion)
17/04/2012 Commercial TV NEN Seven News

No captions.

Breach - Captioning requirements 2756 (.docx 2.4 mb) Seven News
12/04/2012 Commercial TV CBN Good Christian Bitches

Program promotions
ridiculed Christian
women.

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2765 (.doc 816 kb) Good Christian Bitches (program promotion)
11/04/2012 ABC Television ABW Jandamarra's War

Inaccurate statements.

No Breach—Accuracy; Discrimination 2669 (.docx 835 kb) Jandamarra's War
10/04/2012 Commercial TV QTQ Today

Photograph of Santa
Claus smoking a
cigarette contravened
government ban on
tobacco advertising.

No Breach—Tobacco advertising 2732 (.doc 1.8 mb) Today
10/04/2012 SBS Television SBS Dateline

Program promotion
insulted and denigrated
the Christian religion.

No Breach - Religion 2743 (.doc 810 kb) Dateline (program promotion)
10/04/2012 Commercial TV ATN Australian Open

Term ‘mental case’
was offensive and
disparaging.

No Breach - Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2791 (.doc 800 kb) Australian Open
4/04/2012 Commercial TV HSV Australia's Got Amazing Talent

Inappropriate language
at the PG classification.
Complaints-handling
issue.

No Breach – Classification of material (PG language); Complaint-handling 2769 (.docx 783 kb) Australia's Got Amazing Talent
3/04/2012 SBS Television SBS Black Music: An American (R)evolution

Inappropriate coarse
language and violence in
a PG classification time
zone.

No Breach - Time zones 2768 (.docx 781 kb) Black Music: An American (R)evolution
3/04/2012 Commercial TV SAS Today Tonight

Omission of important
information and
contempt for disability
pensioners in segments
about welfare recipients.

No Breach - Dislike or contempt, Factual accuracy 2780 (.doc 827 kb) Today Tonight
2/04/2012 ABC Television ABW Rage

Inappropriate depictions
of alcohol and tobacco
use in a G-classified
program.

No Breach—Television classifications (G); Harm and offence (dangerous imitation and threats to health); Children and young people (managing risks of exposure to ABC content); Children and young people (minimise risk of exposure to unsuitable content) 2757 (.docx 810 kb) Rage
29/03/2012 Commercial TV HSV Today Tonight

Incitement of hatred
and panic in a story
focused on the Muslim
community.

No Breach – Dislike, contempt or ridicule; Factual accuracy; Public panic; Gratuitous emphasis 2703 (.doc 2.8 mb) Today Tonight
28/03/2012 Commercial TV ATN Sunrise

The program conveyed
inaccurate and
damaging statements
about a company.

No Breach - Factual accuracy; Unfair identification 2728 (.doc 846 kb) Sunrise
28/03/2012 Commercial TV ADS Being Human

Classification of program
promotion.

Breach - Program promotions: Display of classification symbols No Breach - Program promotions: Restrictions in PG programs in certain time periods 2774 (.docx 787 kb) Being Human program promotion
27/03/2012 ABC Television ABV Tim Minchin vs The Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Program content incited
prejudice against
Catholics.

No Breach—Harm or offence; Stereotypes or discriminatory content 2749 (.doc 829 kb) Tim Minchin vs The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
23/03/2012 Commercial TV SAS Channel Seven News

Tobacco advertising.

Breach - Tobacco advertising 2472 (.docx 2.7 mb) Channel Seven News
22/03/2012 Commercial TV WIN 60 Minutes

Complaints-handling
issue.

Breach - Effort to resolve complaint 2625 (.docx 780 kb) 60 Minutes
22/03/2012 ABC Television ABN Tim Minchin vs The Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Program content was tasteless and offensive to the Muslim community.

No Breach—Harm or offence; Stereotypes or discriminatory content 2748 (.docx 788 kb) Tim Minchin vs The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
15/03/2012 Commercial TV TCN Test Cricket

Broadcast contained
racist comments.

No Breach - Serious contempt on grounds of national origin 2760 (.doc 814 kb) 3rd Test Australia vs India
9/03/2012 Community TV MGV32 All 4 Adventure

The All 4 Adventure
program broadcast on
10 November 2011
contained advertising
material.

Breach – Broadcasting advertisements 2710 (.docx 801 kb)  Broadcasting advertisements
9/03/2012 Commercial TV NWS V

Inappropriate violence
for the M classification.

No Breach - Classification of material 2770 (.docx 777 kb) V (Mother's Day)
2/03/2012 Commercial TV NBN The Mentalist

Quality of captions.

No Breach - Captioning requirements 2737 (.docx 806 kb) The Mentalist
2/03/2012 ABC Television ABW The Thick of It

Inappropriate coarse
language for the M
classification.

No Breach—Language 2752 (.docx 780 kb) The Thick of It
1/03/2012 Commercial TV TCN 60 Minutes

Regard to feelings of relatives, provide warning, accuracy and viewpoints.

Breach - Regard to feelings of relatives; No warning No Breach - Accuracy 2623 (.docx 801 kb) 60 Minutes
24/02/2012 ABC Television ABV The Slap

Inappropriate depictions of sex and coarse language for the M classification and
discriminatory content.

No Breach—Language; Sex; Harm and offence 2739 (.docx 786 kb) The Slap—Manolis
23/02/2012 ABC Television ABV ABC News 24

ABC News 24 channel
promotion politically
biased.

No Breach—Impartiality 2727 (.docx 780 kb) Channel promotion
23/02/2012 Commercial TV WIN Channel Nine News

Biased reportage of pay increase for Federal politicians.

No Breach - Impartiality 2746 (.docx 786 kb) Channel Nine News
20/02/2012 Commercial TV GTV Two & Half Men

Quality of captions.

Breach – Captioning 2689 (.docx 799 kb) Two and a Half Men (27 Sept 2011)
10/02/2012 ABC Television ABV The Slap

Inappropriate depictions of sex, drug use and themes for the M classification.

No Breach—Inappropriate depictions of sex, drug use and themes 2738 (.docx 777 kb) The Slap
9/02/2012 ABC Television ABN Judith Lucy's spiritual journey

Child participants exposed to obscene language.

No Breach—Harm or offence; Dignity and welfare of children and young people 2673 (.docx 976 kb) Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey
9/02/2012 ABC Television ABV Martin Morning

Depiction of dangerous
imitable behaviour in a
G-classified program.

No Breach—Dangerous imitation; Manage and minimise risks for children and young people 2718 (.docx 799 kb) Martin Morning
6/02/2012 Commercial TV STW Channel Nine News

Biased reportage and
creation of public panic
about carbon tax.

No Breach - Present news fairly and impartially; Create public panic 2690 (.docx 782 kb)Channel Nine News
6/02/2012 ABC Television ABQ The Night Watch

Inappropriate nudity for
the M classification.

No Breach—Sex; Nudity; Harm and offence 2735 (.docx 792 kb) The Night Watch
1/02/2012 ABC Television ABN 7:30

Vilification and stereotyping of
Christians in satirical skit.

No Breach—Stereotypes or discriminatory content 2722 (.docx 791 kb) 7:30
30/01/2012 Commercial TV GTV A Current Affair

Report on gypsies contained factual inaccuracies and incited hatred.

No Breach – Accuracy; Gratuitous emphasis on ethnic origin and race; Dislike, contempt or ridicule 2701 (.docx 828 kb) A Current Affair
25/01/2012 Commercial TV ATN Today Tonight

Distress caused to witness by reporter’s questioning in segment about a fatal house fire.

No Breach - Exercising sensitivity 2721 (.docx 788 kb) Today Tonight
24/01/2012 Commercial TV NEN Prime Local News

Quality of captions.

Breach - Captioning requirements 2612 (.docx 824 kb) Prime Local News
24/01/2012 ABC Television ABV The Gruen Transfer

Message on panellist’s
t-shirt offensive.

No Breach—Harm or offence; Stereotypes or discriminatory content 2698 (.docx 791 kb) The Gruen Transfer
24/01/2012 Commercial TV GTV Channel Nine News

Program contained
factual inaccuracies.

No Breach – Factual accuracy 2720 (.docx 970 kb) Channel Nine News
24/01/2012 ABC Television ABN The Hamster Wheel

Stereotyping and
discriminatory content.

No Breach—Stereotypes or discriminatory content 2723 (.docx 793 kb) The Hamster Wheel
23/01/2012 ABC Television ABV Four Corners

Program lacked balance.

No Breach—Balance will be sought 2694 (.docx 814 kb) Four Corners
20/01/2012 Commercial TV TCN Channel Nine News

Present news item fairly
and impartially.

No Breach - Present news fairly and impartially 2707 (.doc 974 kb) Channel Nine News
20/01/2012 ABC Television ABC Q & A

Offensive coarse
language.

No Breach—Language 2724 (.docx 791 kb) Q&A
17/01/2012 Commercial TV ATN Channel Seven News

News item deliberately
misrepresented Sydney
Council, disregarded the
sensitivities of Australian
Aborigines and was
biased.

No Breach - Cultural sensitivities; Intense dislike; Fair representation of viewpoints; Fairness and impartiality in news 2650 (.doc 964 kb) Seven News
16/01/2012 ABC Television ABC The Song of Lunch

M-classified program
broadcast in PG time
zone.

No Breach—Classification time zone 2715 (.docx 784 kb) The Song of Lunch
5/01/2012 ABC Television ABV Lateline

Program conveyed
prejudice, was factually
incorrect, was not
balanced and was not
impartial.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Unduly favour one perspective over another 2638 (.doc 1.1 mb) Lateline
5/01/2012 ABC Television ABC Four Corners

Program about the Sri
Lankan civil war was
factually incorrect, and
was not balanced or
impartial.

No Breach—Accuracy; Impartiality; Unduly favour one perspective over another 2644 (.doc 992 kb) Four Corners
5/01/2012 ABC Television ABC News

Prejudiced comments
against Germans.

No Breach—Stereotypes or discriminatory content 2680 (.doc 957 kb) ABC News
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