Topic archives: ACMA

Do broadcasters have to air both sides of the marriage equality debate?

October 10, 2017 6

We have been seeing a great deal of Lyle Shelton on our screens for the duration of the marriage equality debate. That's unlikely to change.

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

September 19, 2017

Today in Media Files, Sky News political reporter Tom Connell makes a dash for it during a live cross, and the government has announced the new head of ACMA. ‘It’s probably a miracle I wasn’t tasered or something’.┬áThe things you do for live TV. Sky’s political reporter Tom Connell was put on the spot yesterday […]

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

August 3, 2017 42

If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.

Commercial networks lobby to axe their own kids’ TV shows

July 21, 2017 2

In testimony to the inquiry into the sustainability of the film and television industry, the three networks all said the children's content quotas needed to be cut because it's expensive.

The Press Council, Fair Work and the other toothless tigers supposedly protecting Australians

June 2, 2017 1

Wanna do what you want, when you want, because you wanna? Just make sure the rules you break are enforced by these guys.

Regional Aussies now prefer commercial TV news to the ABC

May 15, 2017 5

Regional Australians are choosing local commercial TV bulletins for their news over the ABC, new research has found.

When is an ad not an ad?

April 26, 2017 1

ACMA has found a marriage equality ad that played on Foxtel on Valentine's Day was not in breach of the rules, though the same ad on Sky was problematic. And Ray Hadley got away with playing a political ad during a blackout period because he wasn't paid for it.

Foxtel in hot water over marriage equality promo

March 28, 2017 2

The television network failed to provide the necessary details during a political broadcast.

ACMA tries to rein in shock jocks with new code of practice

March 13, 2017 2

But will Jones et al. take this lying down?

Government’s metadata law change results in less data being handed over

November 30, 2016

Kicking the RSPCA and local councils from a list of agencies with access to metadata led to a drop in the amount of data being accessed.