While the episodes of the hit reality-TV show were classified under either Parental Guidance (PG) and Mature (M), there were several controversial storylines this season that may have prompted people to complain to the ACMA.
Contestant Poppy Jennings reportedly explored legal advice after a highly confidential storyline with her on-screen ‘husband’ Luke Eglin that made national headlines.
“[Viewers thought] that I missed my kids when really I just couldn’t say what was actually going on, so I had to kind of mask it with that,” she said at the time. “You try and speak up about something but there’s just no point," said Poppy at the time.
Another storyline that made headlines includes David Cannon using “wife” Hayley Vernon’s toothbrush to clean poop from a toilet bowl.
According to Confidential there were concerns about the mental health of contestants after news that Natasha Spencer was rushed to hospital.
Spencer later revealed she had suffered a 'breakdown'.
Speaking to Confidential, the finance analyst said she was taken to The Royal North Shore Hospital ahead of the show's finale, admitting vicious Instagram trolls pushed her over the edge.
"My neighbours called because they were worried I was going to harm myself. I was taken in an ambulance and I was released within a couple of hours," she said. "If I left without doctor’s approval I would have been taken into police custody. I’m out now and taking some time to myself."
The news comes weeks after NSW Police were reportedly set to warn Channel 9, Endemol Shine and celebrity agents that they don’t have time to play into storylines on MAFS.
An anonymous police officer told The Sunday Telegraph earlier this month that some of the stars from the hit reality-TV show file police reports at the station knowing they have the paparazzi waiting outside.
“I’m going to go to Channel 9 myself before the next series airs to say this is something you need to warn all the contestants about,” the officer told the publication.
“It has happened a lot this year. We take all police reports seriously, but what’s happening with MAFS contestants is a gee-up. We are in the midst of 24/7 dramas.”