End of line for alcohol ads on public transport in WA02 Aug 2018
In a win for both the Western Australian community and public health advocates, the WA Government announced they will follow through with an election commitment to remove alcohol advertising from Perth public transport vehicles. Trains are already alcohol ad-free, while alcohol advertising on Transperth buses will cease in 2019.
The WA Government deserves to be congratulated for taking this strong action to protect children from alcohol advertising. It’s in line with recommendations from leading health organisations, including the World Health Organization, to minimise children and young people’s exposure to alcohol marketing as part of the comprehensive approach needed to reduce harm from alcohol.