It’s inevitable – the antics of 2DayFM and the tragic death of British nurse Jacintha Saldhana will drag the commercial Australian radio industry into a new era of tighter regulation.
And is the industry happy about that? It should be.
What we have in place now is a set of agreed guidelines called Commercial Radio Codes of Practice. These codes were developed by the industry and contain guidelines, not laws, administered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
The debate on whether 2Day FM breached the ACMA code centre around a few parts of it ,which, I believe is due for some overhaul, particularly ...