As you'll see from the articles listed below, Collective Shout is critical of the system of ad industry self-regulation and has recommended it be replaced by an independent regulator.
Until such change takes place, the ASB remains the official complaints handling process for advertising and it is vitally important that we use it.
Read: Why you should make a complaint to the Advertising Standards Board
Jul 27, 2021
Westfield-based sex shop chain racks up 50th violation
May 17, 2021
[*Updated*] Repeat offender untouchable under ad industry self regulation Honey Birdette has rolled out a new porny ad campaign - before the self-regulated industry “watchdog”...
Aug 27, 2020
House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence
May 27, 2019
As expected: "The advertiser has not provided a response to the Panel's determination"
Sep 27, 2016
"Sexism is not always obviously violent, exploitative or degrading. It can be unintended or disguised innocently as humour, but it is always insidious, offensive to...
Jul 28, 2016
Collective Shout call for financial penalties for repeat offenders
Jun 20, 2016
We've spent years dealing with Ad Standards, and in this time, we've seen the many flaws in the system- one we argue needs a complete...
Oct 20, 2014
It's no secret that the advertising industry's preferred model of regulation, self-regulation, has failed. Despite various government inquiries exploring the many flaws in the current...