Referral to the Police - Free FM & Tim Macindoe
Referral to the Police 5 August 2014
05 August 2014 News
On 5 August 2014, the Electoral Commission referred
Free FM and Tim Macindoe MP to Police for a radio
advertisement broadcast on Free FM.
It is the Electoral
Commission’s view the broadcast of the radio advertisement
by Free FM constitutes a breach of section 80 of the
Broadcasting Act, as an election programme cannot be
broadcast at any time on radio or television other than
during the ‘election period’, which runs from 20 August
to 19 September 2014 for the 2014 General Election.
Electoral Commission also considers the broadcast of the
radio advertisement to be a breach of section 204F of the
Electoral Act as it did not include a promoter
As this matter is now with the Police, the
Electoral Commission will not be commenting further.
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