Government Advertising Act review

Statutory review of the Government Advertising Act 2011

Topic: Regulation

The Department of Premier and Cabinet is seeking submissions following the review of the Government Advertising Act 2011.

NSW Government advertising campaign

What's this about?

The Government Advertising Act 2011 (Act) prohibits party-political material in government advertising and sets requirements for accountability, compliance and the detailed assessment of government advertising.

Under section 16 of the Act, the Premier is required to conduct a review of the Act. The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has undertaken the review on behalf of the Premier.

Read DPC's review of the Government Advertising Act 2011. The review considered:

  • submissions from NSW Government agencies
  • regulatory frameworks in other Australian jurisdictions
  • an independent report from UTS
  • performance audits by the NSW Auditor-General.

DPC’s review determined that although the objectives of the Act remain valid, there is a need to amend and clarify aspects of the Act in line with its original intent.

Have your say

The public is invited to have their say on the report and DPC’s recommendations.

There are two ways you can provide your feedback:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail: 

    Statutory review of the Government Advertising Act 2011
    Government Communications Policy, Communications and Engagement branch
    Department of Premier and Cabinet
    GPO Box 5341
    Sydney NSW 2001

Have your say by 8 January 2018.

All submissions and comments will be treated as public and may be made publicly available unless the author advises on treating all or part of their submission as confidential. Information in a confidential submission may be required to be disclosed under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 or where otherwise required by law. 

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Topic: Regulation