2Day FM win appeal against the ACMA
2Day FM has won its appeal to suppress a report prepared by the ACMA over the Royal Prank call incident from late 2012.
On November 7, Justice Richard Edmonds upheld the ACMA's argument, dismissing 2Day FM's application. The station appealed and last week argued that the ACMA was acting ”as both the accuser and the fact finder” and was going beyond its statutory powers.
Today, the full bench of the Federal Court overturned the decision made in November, setting aside the ACMA's finding that 2Day FM breached its licensing condition, and ordered the watchdog to pay the station's legal costs.
This puts an end to any possibility that the station might receive tough penalties such as a total broadcast ban.
The court ordered that the ACMA’s preliminary report was not to be made public.
Here is the statement issued by the ACMA :-
Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald
The full judgment can be viewed here.