The Greens think Alan Jones’ sexist, misogynistic views are appalling and harmful.
The ACT Greens were proud to support a recent community petition from Canberra Women in Business calling for a change to the standards for advertising on Transport Canberra buses.
Today the ACT Government has responded to the petition saying:
“As the advertising standard advertises a radio station, and the advertisement does not display an offensive message, the advertisement meets the Australian Advertising Standards and Transport Canberra’s guidelines.
“Unfortunately the ACT Government is not in a position to ban or remove the advertising at this time.”
The ACT Government, through its guidelines, has the capacity to exercise a consumer choice. It can choose not to accept advertising from a broadcaster who repeatedly calls for violence against women.
While we have lost this fight, for now, there will be many more to come.
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