CM Law Notes: Helping you help others

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This month’s Christian Media Law Notes include a warning for broadcasters after ACMA’s recent Federal Court success against 2GB; and Australia’s most charitable people revealed.

CM Law Notes – May 2015


ACMA succeeds in Federal Court against 2GB:

In light of a Federal Court decision in April 2015, broadcasters should take extra care to ensure that the material they broadcast is accurate or, if found to be inaccurate, that the correction of the earlier material is adequate.  The Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth) now provides the Australian Communications and Media Authority with the discretion to investigate a complaint if it considers that it is “desirable to do so”.  Harbour Radio Pty Ltd (broadcasting under the banner of 2GB) recently learned how these broadened discretionary powers can affect broadcasters. Read more …


Australia’s most charitable people

Australia’s most charitable people have been revealed with the ATO releasing taxation statistics for 2012-13.
The most charitable region in 2012-13 was the Australian Capital Territory, with just over 100,000 people claiming $62,707,202. This was an average donation of $261 per ACT resident who lodged a tax return in 2012-13. Follow this link for detailed statistics on giving in each state and territory …



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