The effectiveness of the broadcasting codes of practice

The effectiveness of the broadcasting codes of practice

19 June 2008

© Commonwealth of Australia 2008
ISBN 978-0-642-71926-3

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Committee membership (PDF 184KB)
Recommendations (PDF 122KB)
Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF 160KB)
Chapter 1 - The Committee's Inquiry (PDF 188KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Terms of reference
The Committee’s approach
Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 - Television and Radio Regulatory Framework (PDF 192KB)

Codes of practice
ACMA’s role in industry codes

Chapter 3 - Coarse Language in Television and Radio Programs (PDF 231KB)

Influence of the media on behaviour
Attitudes to broadcasting coarse language
Potential solutions

Chapter 4 - Effectiveness of the current classification standards (PDF 431KB)

Classification of material
Figure 4.1-Weekday Classification Zones Timetable
Effectiveness of the classification system - television
Figure 4.2-Representation of current classification standards
Figure 4.3-Representation of proposed adjustments to classification standards
Effectiveness of the classification system - radio

Chapter 5 - Operation and effectiveness of the complaints process (PDF 338KB)

Complaints process
Effectiveness of the current complaints system

Chapter 6 - Related Matters (PDF 151KB)

Electronic games
Current legislation before the Senate

Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 123KB)
Appendix 2 - Public Hearings (PDF 126KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 130KB)

Tabled Documents
Additional Information
Answers to questions taken on notice

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Senate Standing Committees on Environment, Communications and the Arts
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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