A federal parliamentary committee has rejected a push to ban swearing on television.
But the committee has recommended that classification codes be made clearer to better inform viewers of what to expect.
Senator Anne McEwen says some submissions to the committee called for offensive language to be limited.
But most Australians accept that adults should be free to see and hear what they want on TV, Senator McEwan says.
She also noted that the committee uncovered widespread concern about the language used by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on Channel Nine's Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
He reportedly used the f-word 80 times in one episode.
"People were offended by the way Ramsay directed his language to his restaurant staff in an abusive and aggressive manner," Senator McEwan said
"A number of people made the point that that was probably more offensive than the actual words used."
Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi says the committee never intended to push for any form of censorship.
But Senator Bernardi says he still has concerns about the language used by Ramsay
"No one has yet been able to convince me that an M-rated show such as an episode of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares that contained the F-word - and I'm not referring to fondue - 80 times in 40 minutes is infrequent coarse language," he said.
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