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The ten most complained about advertisements this decade covers an eclectic mix of ads across the wide range of social issues covered by the advertising Codes administered by Ad Standards.

The number of complaints has progressively...

The Chair of Ad Standards, Mr David Scribner, today announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors to the Board of Ad Standards, effective immediately.


Welcoming Ms Kirsty Muddle and Ms Jenni Dill, Mr Scribner noted the high-level expertise each will contribute to the governance of Australia...

The top 10 most complained about advertisements in 2019 revealed today by the advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, reflects community concerns across a broad range of social issues covered by the advertising codes in Australia.

Top of the list are concerns about sexualised content in ads, followed...

Four new appointments to the Ad Standards Community Panel will further strengthen the ability of Australia’s independent system of advertising complaints adjudication to reflect community standards.


The university student, police officer, doctor, and anti-discrimination lawyer and former journalist bring...

A fun-filled television commercial for wheelchair accessible holiday accommodation has been announced by Ad Standards, Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, as the first winner of the ‘kinder conditions’ award.

Selected by the Ad Standards...

Today saw the launch of a provocative campaign which highlights a number of social issues which can cause concern in advertising campaigns including sexism, racism, misguided claims and advertising to children.

The *kinder conditions campaign, by Ad Standards, Australia’s independent advertising...

Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, has launched its *kinder conditions education campaign.

The provocative ads aim to raise the public’s awareness of the wide range of social issues the existing advertising Codes cover. The campaign also encourages the advertising...

A study into the effectiveness of the advertising complaints system in Australia has received international recognition.

The prize for thought leadership was awarded to Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, by the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) for...

New research shows a high level of daily social media usage with people aged 18-29 the highest daily users of both social media and the internet.

The report from Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, shows that on average people spend 3.2 hours daily online, with 1.8 hours of...

Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, today announced the appointment of two new Board members.

“These appointments will strengthen the delivery of a world-leading self-regulation complaints handling system for advertising in Australia” said Mr David Scribner, Chair of Ad...

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