Today in Media Files, the ABC has been found to have breached its impartiality standard for the first time since 2011, and former A Current Affair journalist Ben McCormack has pleaded guilty to child pornography offences.
ABC breached impartiality requirements. The broadcasting regulator has found the ABC breached its impartiality requirements under its code for the first time since 2011. The ABC in Canberra broadcast a story in November last year about historical child sexual abuse allegations against the late Dr Vincent John Adams Flynn, conveying that the allegations were true and not noting his previous denials. The Australian Communications and Media Authority found the ABC breached the due impartiality standard, but didn't find a breach of the standards that require accuracy, an opportunity to respond, or the attribution of information.