Payday lender Wallet Wizard has come under fire for appearing to promote animal cruelty in one of its television commercials, but the advertising watchdog has ruled most members of the community would find the ad funny. by Eloise Keating
The group behind an organised attack on small businesses that sell products with halal certification has been forced to pull a flyer featuring a cow with a slit throat after a viewer complained to the Advertising Standards Board. by Kirsten Robb
The advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint against an online ad from mobile phone carrier Amaysim that portrayed “slapstick” comedy in which a man hits another man across the face. by Broede Carmody
The Victorian Farmers Federation has complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau about an ad by PETA it describes as “fake, grotesque and grossly misleading” and says has the potential to “tarnish” the Australian wool industry. by Andrew Sadauskas
An air conditioning company has agreed to make changes to one of its television commercials after the Ad Standards Board upheld two separate complaints accusing the company of racism. by Eloise Keating
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