Aussies on the offensive
SEX is more offensive than violence and we love having a whinge about TV news and current affairs. That’s a snapshot of Australian TV viewers, according to the latest Free TV/ ACMA complaints report.
The number of complaints made about free- to- air television has more than doubled since Free TV introduced an online complaints process last year. That much is perhaps unsurprising. What is a little more interesting is that of the 2816 complaints made to free- to- air networks in the 2010- 2011 financial year, only 61 ( 2.2 per cent) were referred to the governing body ACMA ( Australian Communications and Media Authority) after the stations in question failed to adequately resolve the issues.
And of those officially investigated by ACMA, only 16 were upheld.
Free TV is heralding this as a good report card – even if the total number of complaints has shot up from 1292 the previous year, which they attribute to the ease of making complaints online.
The actual breakdown of complaint