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ABC and SBS codes of practice

The Code covers the matters prescribed in section 123 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, and other matters relating to program content that are of concern to the community. The Code is intended to operate alongside the ABA's Standards which regulate programs for children and the Australian content of programs and advertisements.

The ABC and SBS develop codes of practice under their own legislation but must notify the ABA of these codes.

Both broadcasters have the codes on their respective websites.

SBS codes of practice

Contact Special Broadcasting Service, Locked Bag 28 Crows Nest NSW 2065 Australia. Tel: +61 2 9430 2828. Fax: +61 2 9430 3700.
URL: http://www.sbs.com.au/code.html

ABC codes of practice

Contact Australian Broadcasting Corporation, GPO Box 9994 in your State capital city. Tel: +61 2 9333 1500.
URL:http://www.abc.net.au/corp/codeprac.htm

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