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BSA releases decisions on four complaints

Today the Authority released decisions on four complaints, with two complaints relating to Heather du Plessis-Allan’s use of the term ‘leeches’ to describe the Pacific Islands on talkback radio. The Authority found that these comments breached the good taste and decency and discrimination and denigration standards and ordered the broadcaster to broadcast a statement and to pay $3,000 in costs to the Crown.

You can read the full decision here.

To read our media release on this decision, click here.