Palaszczuk Government takes action on offensive vehicle advertising

Commercial operators who refuse to remove offensive slogans from their vehicles will have their registrations cancelled under legislative changes introduced to Parliament this week.

State Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard said the Queensland Government will take action after long-standing community concern about inappropriate advertising on vehicles.

“With this legislation, vehicles registered in Queensland that display sexist, obscene or otherwise offensive advertising will face the prospect of having their registration cancelled,” Ms Linard said.

“These plans were announced in July and were supported by RACQ, Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) and the peak advertising industry body, the Australian Association of National Advertisers.

“I am pleased that this important initiative is now one step closer to becoming enforceable.”

The Transport Operations (Road Use Management) (Offensive Advertising) Amendment Bill 2016  has come about after extensive co-operation between the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and the ASB.

Queensland is leading the way in this space and we’re working closely with other states and territories to promote a nationally consistent approach to vehicle registration laws on this issue.

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