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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 15 February 2018) . . Page.. 320 ..

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes, alcohol advertising is permitted in the ACT. However, all advertising has to meet the guidelines set by the Outdoor Media Association (OMA), the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Code of Ethics, the AANA Code for Advertising and Marketing Communications to Children and the ABAC Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code.

(2) Under the contract, prohibited advertisements include those that:

(a) are political, religious, pornographic, false or misleading;

(b) depicts smoking or tobacco products or products or activities contrary to public health;

(c) resembles any traffic signs, or has the appearance of giving any instructions or other directions to traffic, or constitutes a traffic hazard;

(d) promotes unlawful or illegal goods, services or activities;

(e) are determined by the Territory acting reasonably to be offensive; or

(f) are determined by the Territory acting reasonably to have negative impact on the Territory’s promotion of public transport.

(3) There are no other restrictions other than all advertising content meeting the Outdoor Advertising Standards which is set by the Advertising Standards Bureau.

Housing—residential tenancy legislation reviews
(Question No 853)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 1 December 2017:

(1) In relation to previous and ongoing reviews of residential tenancies legislation in the ACT, what reviews, either internal or via an external agency or consultant, have been undertaken into residential tenancies legislation or process in the last five years.

(2) What were the recommendations, resolutions or outcomes of those reviews, broken down into (a) completed (with date), (b) in progress (with tentative completion date), (c) ongoing, (d) rejected and (e) lapsed.

Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) was formally reviewed once in the last five years. The review of the RTA took place from 2014 to 2016. The Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) undertook public consultation between 24 July 2014 and 12 September 2014. Public consultation was advertised on the JACS website and the ACT Government’s ‘Time to Talk’ page. JACS officers also notified community organisations about the review.

Two discussion papers were developed about the RTA to assist with consultation. One focused on general RTA issues, while the other focused on social housing issues. Feedback on the review was provided through written submissions, telephone submissions, an online survey and attendance at one of two public forums held during the consultation period. The public forums were facilitated by an external facilitator, Ms Cathi Moore.

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