A report from The Age on government advertising to educate the public about climate change ...
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Kevin Rudd might have botched the RSPT advertising issue, but he may as well get on with the battle. If you're going to eat a shit sandwich, then wolf it down and enthusiastically declare that it's delicious.
The health reform advertisements are not offering any kind of useful advice that usually forms the basis of a good old-fashioned awareness campaign, writes Paul Smith.
Voters are still undecided on the RSPT and Labor is praying that it can convince voters of its merit. Can some savvy government ads save the PM? asks Paul Kelly.
The government should refer its RSPT campaign to its advertising committee regardless of any "exemption". Meanwhile, the lies of the anti-RSPT campaign continue.
The Government's blatant hypocrisy on advertising won't hurt it with voters. But it will further damage Kevin Rudd in the eyes of his colleagues.
Daily Media Wrap: Kevin Rudd has performed a neat backflip this week, approving a $38 million advertising blitz in support of the RSPT. Is Rudd a hypocrite on government advertising?
Government advertising is very good at ignoring the grey areas, like perhaps the legislation hasn't actually been passed yet. Didn't Rudd promise to cut down on this spending? asks Katharine Murphy.
Government advertising will now be reviewed independently following a review, hopefully providing more scrutiny than the Auditor-General was ever able to, writes Stephen Bartos.