RACQ says good riddance to Wicked rubbish

TOO MUCH: A Wicked Van spotted in Byron Main Beach car park.
TOO MUCH: A Wicked Van spotted in Byron Main Beach car park.

RACQ has welcomed a pledge for action from the State Government to crack down on Wicked Campers, a Queensland company which has been operating in breach of advertising standards.

RACQ Executive General Manager Advocacy Paul Turner said the announcement was a direct result of the State's peak motoring body raising the issue nationally in May this year.


"As advocates for more than 1.6 million Queenslanders we stood up and said, enough is enough and we're pleased to see the results of our strong stance against sexist, misogynistic and vile billboards on cars," Mr Turner said.

"For too long this problem has simply been allowed to languish while Wicked Campers thumbed their nose at the advertising code which had upheld many, many complaints against them to no avail.

"It's excellent the Queensland Government is now looking to deregister the vans which refuse to remove offensive signage, however we'd caution that plans also need to be in place to ensure Wicked Campers cannot merely move its registration of vehicles across the border and continue to operate unchecked.

"This company was founded in and runs out of Queensland, it's our job to make sure we help clean up the mess for good."

Topics:  queensland government racq wicked campers

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