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Complaint Against Journalistic Misconduct to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Complaint Against Journalistic Misconduct
From: Manuel Graeber (Professoriate)
To: Broadcasting
CC: Complaints
Date: 30/05/24 11:20

Dear Ms Chee,

As you will see from the bottom of this page

I contacted your organisation following specific advice from the Australian
Press Council (cc’ed). I am writing to express my deep concern about the
journalistic misconduct that has come to my attention.

The matter at hand is a serious one where unlawful management activity at our
oldest university

is being covered up. Journalists, who propagate falsehoods apparently on
behalf of a university management in trouble, are doing so with impunity. This
is particularly concerning given the fact that the current chief of staff at
our university happens to be a former newspaper editor (Darren Goodsir, Sydney
Morning Herald). Both your organisations are failing the public by not taking
appropriate action against such misconduct.

Our domestic students, including my own who have been unfairly targeted by
management, are suffering the brunt of the damage caused by a highly
dysfunctional management that stamps on academic values and principles such as
honesty and integrity. Also see

I urge both your organisations to act responsibly in this matter and take my
submission ACMA-BM-2635LZSC31 seriously.

I would like to confirm that I have declined management’s financial offer to
silence me on this issue. The matter is now going to court, and I trust that
you will pay close attention there.

Kind regards,

Manuel Graeber

Professor Manuel B Graeber MD PhD FRCPath
President, University of Sydney Association of Professors
Vice-President, Australian Association of University Professors

On Wed, 29 May 2024 23:28:05 you wrote:

ACMA reference: BM-013814

Dear Manuel Graeber

RE: Your complaint about an article

Thank you for your webform complaint received on 28 May 2024 about the above

Unfortunately, your complaint falls outside the kind of issues the ACMA can
help you with.

The ACMA’s statutory remit concerns broadcasting on TV and radio applies to
licence conditions of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and requirements
under the relevant codes of practice. Please note that the ACMA does not
have jurisdiction over content that is published online. Complaints about
online services such as articles published on website are
outside of the ACMA’s remit. You may wish to contact 9News with your
feedback here – About 9News – News headlines from Australia and around the
world Further Information
You may wish to contact the Australian Press Council (APC), responsible for
responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and
associated digital outlets. More information about the APC complaints
process is here I
hope this information helps.

Yours sincerely,

Nancy Chee
Senior Investigations and Compliance Officer
Content Investigation Section

Australian Communications and Media Authority
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