December 15th, 2011

Australia: Junk food advertising to kids – what’s next for regulation?

By Boyd Swinburn
The Conversation

There’s no evidence that industry self-regulation works to restrict junk food advertising to children. That’s the unsurprising finding of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) long-awaited report, released last week.

The report concludes that the industry has failed to address community concerns about the protection and promotion of children’s health. Then, in an astounding handball, it suggests the Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA) take responsibility for the issue.

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