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Push for alcohol advertising ban

A PUSH to ban alcohol advertising from all public places in Tasmania is on.
Nanjing Night Net

The Population Health division of the Health Department is arguing for such a ban as a review of the state Liquor Licensing Act continues.

Such a ban would hurt many sports and community organisations sponsored by alcohol companies, or which sell advertising space to them.

The legal definition of public places is very broad.

According to the Hobart Community Legal Service: “The concept of the public place is very wide and includes parks, wharves and jetties, passenger vessels and taxis, churches, theatres and meeting halls, markets and auctions, licensed premises, sports grounds and race courses, police stations and courts, public toilets, schools, banks and shops.”

“Public streets are public places.

“That definition includes much more than is popularly considered to be a street, and includes car parks, petrol station forecourts and the like.

“In short, a public place can be considered to be any place to which the public has access, whether or not the place is otherwise private property.”

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