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Aussie plebiscite parody trending around the world

Thursday 15 September, 2016
The Turnbull Government has introduced legislation forcing broadcasters to air advertisements for both the yes and no campaigns on marriage equality, with an $1800 fine if they don't.

The Prime Minister has acknowledged it "may affect the editorial independence of broadcasters".

However, he argues the rule is necessary so radio and television outlets "cannot selectively broadcast only one side of the debate".

SCA's National Video Producer Christian Hull created a parody surrounding the plebiscite that has been trending around the world and has also reacted to the legislation surrounding the campaign.

"I think it's a real shame that broadcast networks will be forced to play advertising", says Christian.

"I really feel for the young minds that will be listening and watching the people of Australia tell them they aren’t equal. For someone to be listening to their favourite show and then hear an ad that tells them they are not a valued member of society, is heartbreaking.

"I would much rather see this plebiscite not go ahead and wait a few more years before Australia finally allows for marriage equality. We will look back at this as a really stupid decision in Australian political history. "


 

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Eugene Delargy
15 September 2016 - 11:29pm
Politics is not what this bloke or his company should be dabbling in.

It looks like a personal plaything, a self indulgent aberration. It's not professional and gives the company an unwanted slant of unpredictability.
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