The Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice
The RPH Network is part of the community broadcasting sector. Community broadcasting plays a vital role in Australia, as a unique media sector operating together with commercial broadcasters and national broadcasters.
RPH radio reading services are licenced to broadcast by the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA), pursuant to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
The Broadcasting Services Act outlines the legal framework for community broadcasting and explains the role the sector plays in delivering diverse media services that reflect a sense of Australian identity, character and cultural diversity.
The Community Radio Codes of Practice set out the guiding principles and policies for programming on community broadcasting stations. They also outline the operational standards for stations that hold a community broadcasting licence.
The Codes may cover programming requirements, fairness and accuracy in news and current affairs reporting, complaints handling and sponsorship, among other matters.
Each RPH radio reading service complies with its general obligations as community broadcasters by adhering to the Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice.