Aussies on the of­fen­sive

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television -

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

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