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Healthy Kids Advertising Bill

  

My Healthy Kids Advertising Bill 2023 aims to protect children from junk food marketing by removing ads from TV and radio between the hours of 6am and 930pm. My Bill would also place an outright ban on paid junk food marketing on social media and other online environments.

My Bill has the support of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Dietitians Australia, Diabetes Australia, the Cancer Council, the Food for Health Alliance, the Public Health Association of Australia, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Why is the Bill needed?

Why regulate junk food advertising?

Do any other countries regulate junk food advertising, and does it work?

  • Approximately 40 countries including the UK, Ireland, Chile, Norway, Mexico, Thailand, and South Korea, already have or are planning to regulate junk food advertising.
  • In Chile, where junk food advertising is banned on TV from 6am to 10pm, there has been a 73% drop in children’s exposure to junk food ads. While a study of grocery purchasing habits founds there was a 24% decrease in calories purchased in the first year of the ban.

Want more information?

  • Read the full Bill here
  • Read the media release here

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