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The link between alcohol ads and risky drinking in Australian teens

The link between alcohol ads and risky drinking in Australian teens

A study of thousands of Australian high school students over more than 10 years has found that exposure to alcohol advertising encourages adolescents to participate in 'risky drinking' behaviours.

  • by Anthony Colangelo

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Government pull back drives advertising spend slump in November
Advertising

Government pull back drives advertising spend slump in November

Advertising spending has had a soft end to the year after a strong first half of growth.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Telstra loses appeal against Optus ads of payphones sinking into desert
Optus

Telstra loses appeal against Optus ads of payphones sinking into desert

Advertisements from Singtel Optus showing Telstra phone boxes sinking in the desert have been upheld in court after an appeal by the larger telecommunications rival was dismissed.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Government advertising spend jumps $57 million in one year
Public service

Government advertising spend jumps $57 million in one year

The same-sex marriage postal survey was the big ticket item.

  • by Sally Whyte
Seven-year-old makes $31 million a year playing with toys on YouTube
YouTube

Seven-year-old makes $31 million a year playing with toys on YouTube

Like many seven-year-olds, Ryan likes to play with toys. But he has a YouTube channel with 17 million subscribers who tune in to see what he thinks of them.

  • by Nancy Clanton
Australia's most complained about ad breaks record
Advertising

Australia's most complained about ad breaks record

The gambling ad almost doubled the number of complaints received by Ad Standards about a single commercial in a year.

  • by Rachel Clun
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Online travel companies on notice after Canberra man's Wotif case
Courts

Online travel companies on notice after Canberra man's Wotif case

Online travel companies are on notice that they are subject to Australian law after a man successfully sued global travel giant Expedia, a consumer law expert said Tuesday.

  • by Alexandra Back
Sexism sells and study finds more of it is affecting women's health
Advertising

Sexism sells and study finds more of it is affecting women's health

Research by Women’s Health Victoria finds sexualisation and objectification of women in advertising is increasing and has negative impact on health, wellbeing.

  • by Miki Perkins
Sugar tax, junk food ad bans and star ratings needed to fight obesity: committee
Health

Sugar tax, junk food ad bans and star ratings needed to fight obesity: committee

A Senate committee report has urged the federal government to impose a tax on sugary drinks, mandate Health Star Ratings and ban junk food ads in an effort to tackle rising obesity rates.

  • by Esther Han
'They had us fooled': Inside Payless's elaborate prank to dupe people into paying $600 for shoes
Fashion retail

'They had us fooled': Inside Payless's elaborate prank to dupe people into paying $600 for shoes

"It's just stunning. Elegant, sophisticated and versatile," said a woman, as she held a pair of floral stiletto heels. They were really Payless shoes.

  • by Kristine Phillips
ACCC moves to block trademarks making biodegradable claims about plastic bags
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ACCC moves to block trademarks making biodegradable claims about plastic bags

The watchdog has stepped in to a trademark application making biodegradable and recycling claims about plastic bags.

  • by Emma Koehn