Collective Shout is pleased to be part of this joint statement released by SA Shadow Minister for the Status of Women Katrine Hildyard today.
State governments must take urgent action to bring Wicked Campers into line. Queensland, Tasmania and ACT have all taken legislative measures to force compliance – or risk de-registration.
As reported in The Mercury
Notorious rental van firm Wicked Campers would be banned from adorning its vehicles with “obscene, sexist and racist” messages under proposed reforms to vehicle registration laws.
The mooted legislation, to be introduced in State Parliament on Wednesday by Labor MP Katrine Hildyard, would give the Registrar of Motor Vehicles the power to cancel or refuse to renew vehicle registrations on cars, vans and trucks displaying sexist, racist and otherwise offensive slogans.
The Registrar would be permitted to exercise this power if the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about offensive slogans.
“The slogans on the Wicked Camper vans promote and traverse violence against women, sexism, racism and paedophilia … they are unacceptable,” Ms Hildyard said.
“I am determined to do whatever I can to ensure this offensive material does not appear on our roads, in caravan parks and camping grounds.”
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With no enforcement laws in place, South Australians can expect to see this van again
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According to Mumbrella infamous car rental company Wicked Campers has had one of its ads banned yet again for using an “insensitive” and “inappropriate” slogan, “Girl sits on judges lap and gets a honorable [sic] discharge”.
Ad Standards said despite there being no accompanying image on the van, the tagline used was a sexual connotation and suggested a power imbalance between a judge and a girl.