Free TV Code of Practice Review - Alcohol Advertising

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2 April 2015

In order to reduce children and young people's exposure to alcohol advertising on free-to-air commercial television, we recommend:

  1. Alcohol advertisements are broadcast during late evening viewing times only. 
  2. Removing the provision that allows alcohol advertisements to be broadcast during televised sporting events on weekends and public holidays.
  3.   Removing exclusions under the definition of 'Commercial for alcoholic drinks' which may allow alcohol promotions during hours when children and young people will be watching.