Radio station 2DayFM has applied to the Federal Court of Australia for orders that would prevent the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) from continuing its investigation into last year’s royal prank call broadcast.
Posing as the Queen and Prince Charles, 2DayFM presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian called the King Edward VII Hospital in London and were provided with medical information about the Duchess of Cambridge. The prank call was broadcast on 2DayFM and attracted worldwide attention. Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who put the call through to the Duchess’ ward, later took her own life.
The ACMA began investigating the broadcast and whether it breached the radio station’s licence conditions, in December last year, and released its preliminary findings earlier this month.
In a statement released yesterday, the ACMA said that it would oppose Today FM's application.
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