Government blueprint for TV self regulation of sports gambling ads

Margo, UPDATED: Here’s the latest Government attempt to make this issue go away, thanks to Fairfax Media Press Gallery journalist Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan). It is a minimalist position the gambling and TV industry will love to support to get them out of jail without pain. Note there is no ad ban, even in childrens’ viewing time. Looks like @StephenJonesMP has dropped his pledge to seek Caucus approval for his private members bill for a ban – text of his facebook statement below, followed by the PM’s statement. All promotions of odds by gambling companies and commentators will be banned during the broadcast of live sports matches, under new rules. The […]

ABC double standards for political interviews and a sudden collapse in transparency

by Margo Kingston February 5th, 2013 An ABC deep throat has provided AFHP with the following statement: In December 2011 the ABC was found by the ACMA to have breached the impartiality codes of the ABC Code of Practice. The broadcast session involved was an interview with former SA Deputy Premier, Kevin Foley (Labor), on the breakfast timeslot of ABC Local Radio Adelaide. The ACMA found: …that the presenters displayed fixed prejudgment on the topics discussed, asked loaded questions and used disparaging language. The ABC released a statement saying: “The ABC acknowledges the ACMA’s ruling following a lengthy and highlycomplex investigation “The ABC has vigorously defended the broadcast throughout the ACMA’s deliberations and […]