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Australia: Conflicting Australian reports released on same day

Two significant reports were released in Australia recently:

  • The Preventative Health Taskforce report
  • The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s review of its draft Children Television Standards.

The Taskforce report recommended phasing out junk food advertising.  The Authority (a government agency) disagreed.   It said that there is only limited evidence about the benefits of banning food and beverage advertising.

Health groups were NOT impressed.

Division over junk food ads for kids

A major new taskforce report has called for a phase-out of television advertising of junk food to children – on the same day a government agency ruled there was no case for change.

Read more: The Australian, 2 Sep 2009

Published on September 5, 2009 in Australian news