10 Apr 2012

Broadcasting Standards Authority clears Campbell Live

9:13 pm on 10 April 2012

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has not upheld complaints about a television interview which included comments that some female workers are less productive because they take sick leave when they are menstruating.

The BSA received three complaints about the Campbell Live interview with the then chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Alasdair Thompson, including one from Mr Thompson.

The BSA says the items complained of involved an interview with Mr Thompson, sarcastic comments by host John Campbell and a caricature of Mr Thompson singing Alice Cooper's Only Women Bleed and the Split Enz song I See Red.

In a majority decision of three to one, the BSA found that the broadcasts were not unfair, inaccurate or unbalanced.