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It's a Knockout! ACMA report delivers blow to self-regulation [ 100%]

7 December 2011

A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Junk food advertising to kids is rife [ 76%]

19 January 2011

A report released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today highlights how ineffective self-regulation has been in decreasing children's exposure to junk food advertising.

Advertising & marketing [ 44%]

Despite Australian children's high rates of overweight and obesity, there are few controls on advertising practices targeting advertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages to children in Australia and much is left up to self-regulation by the food and beverage industry.

Health groups release detailed investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes [ 44%]

12 November 2012

The OPC has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken, Exposing the Charade.

Charade of 'responsible' junk food ads worsening [ 38%]

1 December 2015

A new Obesity Policy Coalition report calls for action to protect children from junk food marketing, as profit-hungry food advertisers exploit loopholes in self-regulatory codes.

Overbranded, Underprotected [ 14%]

A comprehensive analysis on how the food industry is failing to protect children from unhealthy food marketing with its self-regulated codes, and what needs to be done to improve the system.

OPC urges Senate to support junk ad bill [ 13%]

21 November 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has urged all Federal MPs to support a Bill to be introduced into the Senate tomorrow to protect children from junk food advertising.

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity [ 12%]

9 May 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition has today released the first Australian plan for legislation that offers real protection for children from unhealthy food advertising - one of the key drivers of childhood obesity.

Public supports tougher regulation of unhealthy food advertising [ 11%]

16 November 2011

93% of South Australians agree the time has come to put a stop to unhealthy food producers from targeting kids through glitzy television ads and marketing ploys.

Australians 180,000 tonnes overweight & gaining 5,000 tonnes per year [ 10%]

8 July 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition called for a national coordinated action plan to address the obesity issue, following the release of a new "state of the nation" report by Roy Morgan Research.

Fanta loses fizz: Ad and app pulled for directly marketing to kids [ 10%]

15 July 2015

A Fanta television advertisement and mobile phone app have been pulled after the Advertising Standards Board found they broke the rules by directly marketing an unhealthy drink to children.

Salt, fat and energy reduction targets only valuable if monitored [ 10%]

10 October 2012

The government and the Australian public should be wary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's (AFGC) Healthier Australia Commitment, which was launched today, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Greens Commit to Ban on Junk Food Advertising to Children [ 9%]

9 August 2013

The Greens have confirmed they will target junk food advertisers as part of a preventative health plan to tackle childhood obesity.

More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research [ 8%]

27 June 2017

More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, new research from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed.

Decade of sham junk food marketing codes failing Australian kids [ 7%]

24 July 2018

The Obesity Policy Coalition has taken aim at the food industry for its failure to protect children from exposure to junk food marketing, despite introducing self-regulated codes in 2009 that promised to do just that.