'No Place': Wicked Camper Slogans To Be Taken Off Roads
Victoria has vowed to put the breaks on vehicles displaying offensive images or slogans under a new plan that could see them banned from roads or their registration cancelled.
The Victorian Labor Government said the new legislation to be introduced in Parliament later this year was in direct response to offensive slogans displayed on camper vans, including Wicked Campers, which operate nationwide.
The new policy was announced by state roads and road safety MP Jaala Pulford at a coalition meeting with the nation's other transport ministers in Adelaide on Friday.
According to documents from the meeting, the council agreed to a national approach "that will stop operators transferring registration of these vehicles across borders."
The Victorian legislation would allow any Victorian registered vehicle that displays "sexist, obscene or offensive slogans" to be referred to the Ad Standards Community Panel.
The panel would then review the slogan against the Australian Association of National Advertisers Code of Ethics and if found to be in breach would be ordered to be removed or the vehicle's registration cancelled.
Pulford said once the laws were passed they would become consistent with those already in operation in Queensland and Tasmania.
“Vehicles that display offensive, sexist or obscene slogans such as the Wicked campervans have no place on Victorian roads,” she said.
“There is no place for sexism anywhere in our state and there will be no place for sexism on Victorian roads.”
Premier Daniel Andrews said there was "no place for demeaning, misogynistic rubbish" on Victorian roads.
"So we're doing this," Andrews said in a post on Facebook.
10 daily has contacted Wicked Campers for comment.
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