The Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017 will bring advertising surrounding the marriage law survey more closely in line with legislation used during elections periods.
All publishers have been in discussion with NewsMediaWorks, and have come to the agreement that all advertisements promoting a position on the postal survey should include the word ‘advertisement’ at the top of the imagery and ‘Authorised by…’ at the end.
The act requires certain paid advertisements, printed material, and material intended to affect whether a person provides a response to the survey or the content of the response, to be clearly authorised.
The legislation also creates specific offences and civil penalties in relation to the survey.
For example, it is an offence:
A person may, for example, be liable to a civil penalty if the person vilifies, intimidates or threatens to cause harm to another person or persons because of:
If you have any concerns about an advertisement, please contact Lianne Richards at [email protected] or 0400 551 636