Bleijie to rule on ad morality

QUEENSLAND'S Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie could become the judge on the morality of sexually explicit images on roadside billboards.

A state parliamentary review into outdoor advertising was set up in April after the Australian Christian Lobby approached the State Government demanding a crackdown on sexually explicit images and slogans.

Nine months later, MPs on the bipartisan inquiry recommended an industry body be set up with the power to sanction an advertiser even if no complaint was made.

If an advertiser breached its ruling, the Department of Justice or the Attorney-General would "pre-vet" future outdoor ads.

Do you trust Jarrod Bleijie to choose what goes on billboards and what doesn't?

This poll ended on 01 February 2015.

Current Results

Yes, he's a good, professional man who'll keep our children in mind

5%

Yes, someone's got to make sure there's some public decency

12%

No, the current system works fine

33%

No, there's too much censorship these days as it is

48%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Revenue would be used to fund complaints management.

The politicians also want stronger advertiser guidelines so images of sex or nudity are not placed in areas frequented by children.

The inquiry recommended billboards should display information on where to make a complaint about the ad.



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