This time a story broadcast on Southern Cross Tasmania in 2006 about a father paying child support unnecessarily identified a 12yo child as not being the man’s biological son.
According to ACMA TNT9 aired a story which had “no identifiable public interest reason for the material to be broadcast.”
It also found that “the licensee failed to exercise special care before using material relating to a child’s personal and private affairs.”
ACMA claims the story invaded the privacy of the child’s mother.
The Seven licensee has undertaken to extensively discuss the breach with its staff and management and include the incident in future training.