Reviews and Submissions

The AANA Participates in Government and Industry Code Reviews & Inquiries.

We provide written submissions on behalf of the industry and provide detailed evidence about the self-regulatory system and benefits to consumers. As part of this process, AANA often presents oral evidence to relevant committees and seeks to influence Government’s response to relevant recommendations. AANA also contributes to other industry code reviews.

SUBMISSIONS

JUNE 2017 - RESPONSE TO ACT STANDING COMMITTEE ON PLANNING AND URBAN RENEWAL, ACT INQUIRY INTO BILLBOARDS
JUNE 2017 - RESPONSE TO THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ICC CODE REVISION
DECEMBER 2016 - SUBMISSION TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THERAPEUTIC GOODS ADMINISTRATION, CONSULTATION: THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR ADVERTISING THERAPEUTIC GOODS
SEPTEMBER 2016 - SUBMISSION TO OFFICE OF LIQUOR, GAMING AND RACING – VICTORIA STATIC BETTING ADVERTISING CONSULTATION
AUGUST 2016 – RESPONSE TO MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT & INFRASTRUCTURE SOUTH AUSTRALIA, PROPOSED ALCOHOL ADVERTISING BAN
MAY 2016 - REVIEW OF THE COMMERCIAL RADIO CODE OF PRACTICE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION
MAY 2016 - SUBMISSION TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW REVIEW
APRIL 2016 - REVIEW OF THE NZ CODE FOR ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN AND CHILDREN’S CODE FOR ADVERTISING FOOD
FEBRUARY 2016 - INQUIRY INTO SEXUALISATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, PARLIAMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES, COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
NOVEMBER 2015 - FOOD & DRINK MARKETING CONSULTATION, ACT HEALTH
AUGUST 2015 - REVIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY
APRIL 2015 - REVIEW OF THE COMMERCIAL TELEVISION INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE

FreeTV Australia conducted a review of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice which regulates the content on Australia commercial free-to-air television networks.

AANA has provided a submission supporting the changes to the FreeTV Australia Code which remove dual and overlapping obligations on advertisers, by referring to the AANA Codes directly.

AANA Submission to the FreeTV Code Review

MARCH 2015 - REVIEW OF MEDICINES AND MEDICAL DEVICES REGULATION

An Expert Panel established by the Department of Health undertook a Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation, in particular the regulation by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Complementary Medicines.

AANA has provided a submission profiling the role of the AANA advertising and marketing self-regulatory system and supporting self-regulation for advertising in the therapeutic goods industry.

DECEMBER 2013 - DEREGULATION: INITIATIVES IN THE COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR

The Federal Government has made a strong commitment to reduce regulatory burden for business and the community.   As part of the initial step in delivering on this commitment, the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull is seeking input from industry on key areas for reform.

AANA has provided a submission profiling the role of the AANA advertising and marketing self-regulatory system and seeking a reduction in duplicate regulation which currently applies in the broadcasting space.

SEPTEMBER 2013 - REVIEW OF ADMA CODE

The Association for Data Driven Marketing (ADMA) launched a review of its Code of Practice in September 2013.  The ADMA Code of Practice was developed to set standards of conduct for direct marketers.  The review seeks to examine the objects of the Code and the restrictions that apply to ADMA members.

AANA has provided a submission that the revised ADMA Code should reflect best practice for ADMA members particularly in their treatment of data.

JULY 2013 - QLD PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRIES - OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

Two parliamentary inquiries into outdoor media in Queensland were held in 2013:

  1.  The Queensland Parliamentary Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee conducted an inquiry into “Classification of Publications (Billboard Advertising) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013”
  2. The Queensland Parliamentary Health and Community Standards Committee conducted an inquiry into sexually explicit outdoor advertising

AANA provided a submission that the AANA self-regulatory system includes outdoor media, and provides appropriate community safeguards.

AANA submissions

Queensland Parliamentary Committee Reports

JUNE 2013 - ACMA CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY STANDARDS INQUIRY

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has conducted a first principles review of the safeguards that should be reflected in the broadcaster Codes of Practice.

AANA has provided a submission that the AANA self-regulatory system for advertising and marketing community standards provides a technology and platform neutral approach to the regulation of advertising and marketing.  AANA has submitted that the duplicated regulations in the broadcasting space be wound back.

ACMA has released a report but will defer further work pending the review of the broader regulatory environment being conducted by the Government.

JUNE 2013 - ANPHA REVIEW - MONITORING UNHEALTHY TV ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN

The Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA) has reviewed the framework for monitoring television marketing and advertising to children of unhealthy food and drinks.

AANA has provided a submission outlining concerns with the frameworks and suggesting an alternative framework.

MARCH 2013 - NSW PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY - REDUCING ALCOHOL ABUSE

The New South Wales Parliament has conducted an Inquiry into Alcohol Abuse.

AANA has provided a submission that the current messaging and scheduling restrictions in the self-regulatory system are providing appropriate safeguards for alcohol advertising.

Review the published Committee report below:

MARCH 2013 - ANPHA REVIEW - ALCOHOL ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS

ANPHA is conducting a review of Alcohol Advertising: the effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concerns.

AANA’s submission outlines the range of Codes and self-regulatory restructions in place.

Review ANPHA’s draft report below: