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Full steam ahead for trains wrapped in advertising across Sydney?

13 Mar

A quick look at examples of trains completely covered in advertising across the world, and whether there should be cause for concern should this go forward in Australia’s biggest city – Sydney.

It was announced last week that the Government in Australia is strongly considering allowing full-wrap train advertising on most Sydney trains, in a pledge to raise some extra cash for the service.

An MP against the plan has stated:

”Outdoor advertising is proving to be an extremely effective way of getting a message across but … community concern about it appears to be on the rise.”

And let’s not forget the example by train staff in Singapore recently, who left a ton of graffiti unreported on a passenger train…

“The company said its staff noticed the graffiti on the train on 17 May but did not sound the alarm as it was done artistically and they mistook it for an advertisement.”

So with that in mind, here are some examples of full-wrap train advertising across the world…

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Mandatory TV parental lock; really great or nanny state?

1 Mar

Televisions sold in Australia are now required, by law, to feature a parental lock system as part of it’s digital set-up system. This means that all parents will have the opportunity to block programming from their children up to the age-ratings that the Australian Communications & Media Authority have set for and every show that goes on the air.

Australian news networks are just cottoning on to this major new piece of television legislation, and it’s an issue that is certainly splitting opinion.

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