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ACT government bans advertising for fossil fuels

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Ads for fossil fuels will soon be banned from display on buses in the nation’s capital.

The ACT government will restrict what products can be advertised on its fleet of buses to make sure messages promoted are in line with its objectives and community values.

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Transport Reform Minister Shane Rattenbury said the fossil fuel ban was in line with the territory government’s recent decision to limit environmental impact.

“Given that the ACT government recently made a decision to divest from fossil fuels due to the impact they have on the environment, it is only appropriate that we don’t promote investment in fossil fuels on our publicly-owned buses,” he told The Australian.

Also on the banned list are junk food, alcohol, gambling and weapons.

The Australian Mines and Metals Association, the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Good and Grocery Council criticised the move.

Political, religious and tobacco advertising, as well as anti-social or offensive messages, are already banned from ACT buses.

—with AAP

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