ASB - New wagering code

As of 1 July 2016, the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) will begin accepting complaints under the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Wagering Advertising & Marketing Communication Code. The object of this Code is to ensure that advertisers and marketers develop and maintain a high sense of social responsibility in advertising and marketing wagering products in Australia. The AANA Wagering Code applies to advertising or marketing communications on any medium which is undertaken by, or on behalf of a licenced operator of wagering product or services.

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APEC Leaders Endorse Action Agenda on Ad Standards and Practice Development

On 11 November, Heads of State of the 21 APEC economies officially declared “We endorse the APEC Action Agenda on Advertising Standards and Practice Development to promote alignment of advertising standards and reduce the cost of doing business across the region”, during an APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Beijing. 

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EASA's Work Recognised by APEC Trade Ministers in Qingdao's Statement

APEC Trade Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen good regulatory practices and welcomed the APEC Advertising Regulatory Capacity Building Mentoring programme, in a Statement given at the meeting of APEC Trade Ministers Meeting in Qingdao, China on 18 May.

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EASA Speaks on Self-Regulation at 43rd IAA World Congress in Beijing

A convincing case for effective advertising self-regulation was made by a trio of high-level EASA representatives during the debate Self-Regulation - the Evolution of Fact or Fiction at the 43rd IAA World Congress in Beijing.

Oliver Gray, EASA’s Director General, pointed to the extensive experience of self-regulation across the EASA network, drawing attention to the wealth of evidence that shows it’s working to ensure responsible advertising. 

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