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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 9 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 3972..


MR HANSON (continuing):

necessary information, you make it impossible for us to do that in a reasonable manner.

Those on the other side are busy talking about some Old Spice ad, I think. They have moved on from engaging in this debate. I guess it is more reasonable than some of the rants Jon Stanhope had. But again, it displays their lack of regard for giving the Assembly what it needs—the right information so that we can make the right decision.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson's motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 5

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Coe

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Doszpot

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Hanson

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Children and young people—advertising

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (9.02): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) there is a significant level of community concern about the sexualisation of children and young people in advertising and the media; and

(b) evidence suggests that the sexualisation of children and young people is having a significant detrimental impact on children's and young people's health; and

(2) calls upon the government to:

(a) explore options for the development of a voluntary code of conduct for retailers in the ACT to promote awareness and active decision making about the types of materials sold to children and young people and the advertising that depicts them;

(b) ensure that education programs provided in ACT schools give students the opportunity to talk about their media consumption and how it informs their ideas about relationships and their perceptions and expectations of themselves; and


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