I know you have been kept up late at night.
Tossing and turning. Unable to sleep, sheets drenched with sweat. Worrying about a matter of critical importance. A matter that the future of Australia may well depend upon.
I speak of course, about Aerial Advertising at Major Events.
But fear not, my friends! Hope is to hand (or at least if you live in WA). The West Australian government has leapt into action to address these grave concerns! Oh Glory be to Government!
Under the proposed Major Events (Aerial Advertising) Bill 2008, it will be, and I quote, an “Offence to display unauthorised aerial advertising”
Doesn’t that just make you feel better inside?
To quote from the Bill:
(1) A person must not display aerial advertising, or cause aerial advertising to be displayed, within sight of a specified venue during the specified time in relation to a specified event being conducted at the venue unless the display is in accordance with —
(a) a written authorisation of the event organiser to display, 10 or cause, aerial advertising to be displayed at the event;
(b) a condition specified under section 5(3)(f); or
(c) an event order for another specified event at another specified venue.
Penalty: a fine of $250 000.
In all seriousness, what would we do without the government telling aerial advertisers where they can fly their planes? I mean, my God, how could society function???
I can sleep soundly tonight. Big government has saved the day.