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Australian Government re:think tax discussion paper [ 28% ]

1 June 2015

 

The OPC's interest in the Australian Government's tax review and Re:think Tax Discussion Paper relates to how fiscal measures may be used to improve diet, weight and health outcomes in Australia.

In particular, it focuses on the importance of retaining the GST exemption for basic foods (such as fruit and vegetables) and highlights the potential benefits of other fiscal measures to encourage a healthy diet, such as a sugar-sweetened beverages tax.

Dept of Communication's review of Australian Communications & Media Authority [ 26% ]

13 August 2015

 

The OPC's submission focuses upon the role the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), or any new broadcasting agency, should play in protecting children from unhealthy food advertising that may be harmful to them.

Media coverage [ 24% ]

A selection of OPC media coverage across Australia

Letter to The Australian: Parents need support [ 23% ]

19 May 2008

Letter to The Australian

Australians will support government initiatives to tackle obesity [ 21% ]

3 August 2012

There is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives to support healthy eating.

United call for traffic lights defies industry objections [ 21% ]

28 October 2011

Australia’s leading public health, medical and consumer groups urge governments to put consumers first and green light traffic light labelling.

Smarties website [ 21% ]

27 September 2010

The OPC complained that the Smarties website breached the RCMI because it was directed primarily to children and because Smarties are not a healthy dietary choice. The brightly-coloured website displays images of Smarties and features a colouring-in competition open only to children aged 3–10. See http://www.smarties-australia.com.au/

Smarties TV ad [ 21% ]

7 September 2010

The OPC complained that the ad breached the RCMI because it was directed primarily to children and Smarties are not a healthy dietary choice. The ad, which featured children having fun while helping artists create Smarties inspired artworks, was intended to appeal to children’s creativity, imagination and sense of fun, and was broadcast during The X Factor, which is watched by very high numbers of children.

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