Seven News invaded the privacy of former NSW transport minister David Campbell when it outed him last year, but the broadcasting regulator has decided it did not breach television standards because of the public interest in knowing why he quit.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority investigated two complaints into Seven News’ story showing footage of Mr Campbell leaving a gay sex club in Sydney. Mr Campbell quit his portfolio for “personal reasons” within the hour before the story went to air.
Its final report released today says it is satisfied the report invaded his privacy because “the footage and information relating to the Minister’s out-of-hours conduct attending premises offering sexual services is something that an ordinary reasonable viewer would consider private”.
Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.