ACMA (that's the Australian Communications and Media Authority) is seeking public consultation on what the contemporary broadcasting codes of practice should actually contain. What changes do you think should be made?
ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman said in a release that "We feel the time has come to take a "first principles" look at what contemporary codes of practice really need to address. We also want to know how community attitudes may be changing in relation to these components." — or in other words, rather than having little input into the way the codes are formulated in the future, now is the chance to actually have something of a say.
The ACMA has released an issues paper detailing the changes it's looking at as well as live events held in the ACMA's Sydney office, and webcast throughout Australia.
What would you like to see changed in the codes of practice? I'd suggest a nice start would be some kind of redress for channels that consistently, and in many cases deliberately, over-run programs to block out easy channel changing or PVR recording. What are your thoughts?