Majority of Australians think gambling ads should be banned
According to a new poll, some advertisements on TV, such as gambling, junk food and alcohol, need to be banned in Australia.
An Australian company conducted a survey among thousands of people on some TV ad restrictions. Based on the results, the majority of people think that tobacco ads need to be banned, as 74% of the voters support that idea. Labor, Coalition and Greens voters shared the others’ opinion as well.
Additionally, 71% of the people voted that gambling advertisements should also be banned, but 11% wanted to keep those ads.
From now on broadcasting companies need to follow the certain restrictions about where and when gambling ads can be shown. But during this time of the year, compliance with the rules is often the subject of political debate as more and more Australians devote themselves to football finals.
As a result of the survey it was clear that many people also want to ban advertisements featuring junk food, especially during the children’s hours of watching TV.
It is known that 2 new teal independents want to have more restrictions on these types of ads. Moreover, Zoe Daniel, member of parliament of Victoria, wants a new parliamentary investigation on the promotion of sports games. Victorian MP is very worried about this matter as it turns out that classmates of her fifteen years old son placed bets on her chances of winning.
“When children are talking about placing bets, it means that we have a problem.”
said Zoe Daniel.
She also added that she is worried about the normalization of sports gambling.