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Shelved report recommends axeing booze ads in sport

We’ve previously discussed a draft report from the de-funded Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA), but it’s now emerged that the report’s release was shelved before it could be made public. Indeed, it’s taken a freedom of information request to let it see the light of day:

Before being abolished last year under the former prime minister Tony Abbott the Australian National Preventive Health Agency gave the government its expert findings on the effectiveness of alcohol advertising regulatory codes in protecting children. It made 30 recommendations, including removing an exemption that allows the advertising of alcohol on free-to-air television before 8.30pm during live sport broadcasts on weekends and public holidays.

Read more about the report.