Seven ‘cleared’ over outing of politican

Seven’s controversial news report outing former NSW transport minister David Campbell has been cleared by the media regulator, it has been reported.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority received two formal complaints over last year’s news story, which included hidden video footage of the minister leaving a gay sauna.  

The May report drew severe criticism from some quarters, including former High Court Justice Michael Kirby, who labelled the network “serial homophobes”.

According to The Sun-Herald, the result of the ACMA inquiry into whether it breached the TV code of practice – which has not yet been published – was vindication for Seven. ACMA reportedly found “an identifiable public interest” in airing the report.

A spokesman for ACMA told Mumbrella the result would be formally published in the next few days.


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