Licence condition win for 2Day

Staff Writer

2Day FM have been successful in their efforts to adjust the ACMA's licence conditions that apply to all their programs for 5 years.

Mid last month the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) granted a temporary stay order under which the ACMA's licence conditions would only apply to The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

Today the Tribunal ruled that, even though the licence conditions remain in place for 5 years, they will apply to the Kyle & Jackie O show, any other show that Kyle is on live and would also include the Hot 30 Countdown.

The conditions mean they must ''uphold generally accepted standards of decency'', including not demeaning women, or risk losing its licence.

Southern Cross Austereo CEO, Rhys Holleran said…

“We note today’s decision from the AAT and are pleased that much of what we put forward has been accepted. We have been on the record many times to say that we did not condone the comments made that led to these events. We still hold the view that the conditions, particularly the five years in length, are onerous for 2DayFM in Sydney, and will further consider our position.”

The ACMA’s Chairman, Chris Chapman said…

"I note the AAT has decided in this case that making compliance with the code a condition of the licence was an 'appropriate, measured and proportionate regulatory response'"

Mr Chapman also noted, as did the AAT, that all other programs on 2Day FM remain subject to the provisions of the codes, including the obligation not to broadcast programs that offend generally accepted standards of decency.

See the original ACMA ruling here
SCA take ACMA to court here
Temporary win for 2Day here

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