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Australia: Tasmanian government to investigate junk food advertising

The Tasmanian minister for Consumer Affairs has asked for an options paper on regulating junk food advertising in the state. This follows the release of the Obesity Policy Coalition’s blueprint ‘Protecting Children from Unhealthy Food Advertising and Promotion’.

He is also checking whether there are any barriers to the state having the powers to regulate the broadcasting industry.

Read the Tasmanian Government media release, 10 May 2011

Big tick for junk food plan

The Australian Heart Foundation is backing the move to regulate junk food advertising in Tasmania.
Read more: ABC, 11 May 2011

Published on May 13, 2011 in Australian news,TV advertising