Commercial Radio begins statutory review of Code of Practice

Commercial Radio Australia has announced a review of the Code of Practice with submissions closing on May 28.

The announcement:

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today announced that consultation for the triennial review of the Commercial Radio Code of Practice will commence on 16 April 2016.

“The Code undergoes an extensive review process every three years and is an important process in ensuring contemporary commercial radio broadcasting reflects current community standards and expectations,” [CRA CEO Joan] Warner said.

“The commercial radio industry is committed to meeting the requirements of the Code of Practice and providing the highest quality programs in line with the Australian listening public’s needs.”

The Code regulates commercial radio content in accordance with community standards and specific procedures are included for the handling of listener complaints.

The Code is intended to provide clear guidance to radio station staff and listeners on what is required in each of the areas covered by the Code which include taste and decency, accuracy and fairness in news and current affairs, live hosted entertainment programs, procedures for handling complaints and broadcasts of emergency information in times of emergency.

CRA is the industry body for commercial radio broadcasters in Australia. CRA is conducting the review of the Code and invites comments from members of the public.

Comments can be submitted to Commercial Radio Australia either by post to Codes Review, Commercial Radio Australia, Level 5, 88 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 or email to codes@commercialradio.com.au

All public comments must contain name and address and must be received by 5.00pm 28 May 2016.

An information pack and full details on the Code Review process can be found on the CRA website.

Source: Commercial Radio Australia press release.


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