Advertising Standards Bureau - Ad Standards Bulletin (Recent News)

Issue 79. August 2016.

Wagering Code applied

The Board considered its first case under the recently introduced Wagering Code.

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Keep your undies on!

Playful sparring in a television ad shown in adult viewing time has been given the all clear.

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It’s special effects

A series of ads which show a safe falling on a man, a giant using a catapult and a man teleporting into a computer would be understood by all viewers to be fantasy.

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Nostalgic, old-fashioned fun

A scene which shows older people taking part in a sing-along does not amount to a portrayal which discriminates against or vilifies a person or section of the community on account of their age.

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Self-reg talks continue at APEC Peru

As part of the year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Peru a seminar on Sharing Good Practices and Experiences on advertising self-regulation among APEC economies was held on 22-23 August.

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