Thursday, 4 September 2008

Greens introduce junk food ad ban bill

The Greens have introduced a bill in the Senate to ban junk food advertisements on television during peak children viewing times.

Greens leader Bob Brown says he wants to tackle childhood obesity by ending the multi-million dollar campaign by junk food companies to target children.

The Public Health Association and Cancer Council supports the bill, saying it is an important way to protect the health of children.

The council says the bill deserves bipartisan support.

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