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.

Seven guilty of breaching broadcasting code in showing wrong lawyers

September 28, 2016 1

ACMA has found Seven breached the broadcasting code when it aired footage of a defendant's previous legal counsel with a voice-over saying the man's lawyers had failed to prepare for court.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 20, 2016 4

CPSU celebrates cut ... NBN courts the Bachelor ... Flying Heap of Crap watch ...

Media briefs: Fairfax’s China connection … 7-Eleven hits back … ACMA slaps Libs …

Media briefs: Fairfax’s China connection … 7-Eleven hits back … ACMA slaps Libs …

September 2, 2016 2

Fairfax is taking in plenty of cash from the Chinese Communist Party but says there's no conflict of interest there. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Liberal ads fall foul of ACMA (on a technicality)

September 2, 2016

One aired on Southern Cross in Tasmania, and featured premier Will Hodgman spruiking what his Liberal government had done for Tasmania

Media briefs: anal about anal … News Corp internships … why we get Netflix shows later …

Media briefs: anal about anal … News Corp internships … why we get Netflix shows later …

August 22, 2016

One viewer's sex scene is another viewer's "violent sexual expression of male dominance". And other media tidbits of the day.

‘Anal’ is in the eye of the beholder

August 22, 2016

An allegedly anal sex scene did not breach broadcasting codes.

Bolt reacts to being called ‘hyperbolic’ with typical considered calm

August 8, 2016 10

Andrew Bolt displayed the thick skin and calm demeanour for which he is justly famous.

‘An erect penis in a blurry silhouette’

June 2, 2016

Not very PG.

Nats mull more ‘draconian’ content rules in the bush

January 28, 2016 3

The last time the Nationals were allowed to regulate media content, Labor had to fix up the resulting mess. Now they're at it again.

No TV for little kids: new code allows sex and drugs at 7.30pm

No TV for little kids: new code allows sex and drugs at 7.30pm

November 10, 2015

A new code of practice for TV networks permits M and MA15+ programs to be broadcast during family prime time.