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No campaign’s explicit TV ad ban

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THE No campaign are about to launch a new TV ad which has been given an 'MA' rating and restricted timeslot due to its explicit content.

The advertisement contains passages from the controversial Safe Schools sexuality education program and can only be aired late in the evening on free-to-air TV.

The ad is 30 seconds long and is due to air tonight and has been posted on social media. It can be viewed above.

Dr Pansy Lai is in the new ad for the Coalition for Marriage. Picture: Supplied
Dr Pansy Lai is in the new ad for the Coalition for Marriage. Picture: Supplied

The Australian reports that Free TV has advised the Coalition For Marriage that its latest ad warrants an ''MA'' rating due to "depictions of implied sexual activity and verbal sexual references" and can air only after 8.30pm, or 9.30pm during a sports program or a film classified as ''G'' or ''PG".

Safe Schools founder Roz Ward features on it, along with parts of the Safe School-endorsed 'OMG I'm Trans and OMG I'm Queer' resources.

These are available through the Victorian Department of Education and are on South Australian school websites.

A still from the latest No campaign ad. Picture: Supplied
A still from the latest No campaign ad. Picture: Supplied

One of the passages on the ad includes words: "Penis-in-vagina sex is not the only sex and certainly not the ultimate sex."

Coalition for Marriage spokesman Lyle Shelton has expressed his disappointment over Free TV's stance on Twitter today, saying: "Our latest ad banned before 8:30pm but radical concepts fine for daytime school."

A still from the new ad produced by the Coalition for Marriage. Picture: Supplied
A still from the new ad produced by the Coalition for Marriage. Picture: Supplied

This isn't the first time the Coalition for marriage's ads have caused a stir.

During the NRL Grand Final, viewers reacted after seeing a No campaign ad aired by Channel Nine straight after Macklemore sang his song Same Love.

Another TV ad by the No campaign was approved to run during the NRL Grand Final broadcast.

According to Sky News, the advertisement was not run during the Richmond v Adelaide AFL Grand Final clash after it was classified M due to its contents.

This ad did not appear to air during the NRL Grand Final match between the North Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm.

The ad featured abusive social media messages the Coalition for Marriage says it has received from 'Yes' campaigners on social media since the postal survey campaign over same-sex marriage began.

The ruling was made by CAD, the television industry body responsible for classifying advertisements.

Topics:  editors picks no campaign same sex marriage



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