and for any member of our society these slogans are sickening and perverse," Ms Bates said."These vans promote rape, encourage sexism and incite violence and control, but this do nothing Government has given us weak ineffective legislation that will do nothing to take these offensive vans off our streets."Anna Mc Cormack from the group Wicked Pickets, which has protested against the van slogans, said the Government's decision was a step in the right direction."At the moment in Queensland, it's unlawful to vilify on the grounds of race, religion, sexuality or gender identity ...
but it's not unlawful to vilify on the grounds of sex, which means women and girls are still fair game," she said."A lot of misogynist advertising is much more subtle, but these ones are so very obvious that people from a whole range of groups were outraged by them.
Advertising on vehicles is currently self-regulated by the industry, and action cannot be taken on complaints made to the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB).
The Queensland laws would allow the Department of Transport and Main Roads to cancel a vehicle's registration if the owners did not remove the offending slogans within 14 days of being advised to do so by the ASB's Standards Board.
Sexist, obscene and other offensive slogans on vans and vehicles are being made illegal in Queensland.
State Parliament on Tuesday night passed the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) (Offensive Advertising) Amendment Bill 2016 to rid Queensland roads of the offensive vehicles.
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