From today viewers will be able to forward complaints about commercial free to air networks electronically.
The new system will be facilitated via the Free TV Australia website, which represents Seven, Nine, TEN and regional affiliates.
It does not cover the ABC, SBS or Pay TV channels.
Complaints about the Commercial Code of Practice can be submitted regarding:
Code Complaints include program classification;
accuracy, fairness and respect for privacy in news and current affairs;
the amount of non-program matter on television;
and placement of commercials and program promotions.
Complaints must be received within 30 days of their broadcast.
The new system facilitates an electronic means of providing the same information which had always been required for post and fax complaints.
Free TV website is now updated its information to accept electronic complaints.