Green Party lawmaker Sue Higginson has flagged a bill for parliament to ban fossil fuel advertising.
“We are in talks with all sides of politics and hope to get as much support as possible.”
What is the idea behind the ban?
She said public health concerns should motivate the ban, as climate change is “the biggest public health crisis we face.”
Higginson called the comments “incredibly negative” and “extremely reckless.”
Is there any chance it will pass the NSW Legislature?
A NSW rugby league team had fought all season for the trophy of the same name as Tobacco, while another manufacturer was a long-term sponsor of Cricket Australia’s predecessor.
The AFL considers its major partnerships with Shell as an official partner, Super Netball League with Origin Energy and Cricket Australia with Alinta Energy “one of the most visible sponsorships in Australian sport”.
Higginson’s concerns about the “greenwashing” of fossil fuel companies arose after Delia Ricardo, deputy chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), highlighted the practice.
If consumers are misled or deceived, the ACCC will not hesitate to take enforcement action, she added.
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