Greens NSW MP and Status of Women and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, will give notice of motion for a bill to ban sexist, obscene and offensive slogans on vehicles, such as on many Wicked Camper vans, after Queensland passed a similar on Tuesday night.
“Queensland has led the way, and now it’s time for NSW to make sure the vans do not simply relocate here. I will introduce a bill first week of Parliament to rid NSW roads of these offensive vehicles.
“We have to send out a strong message that NSW is not going to tolerate this disgusting objectification of women. Byron Shire and the Blue Mountains councils have already banned these vehicles. It’s time to take this state-wide.
“There are moves across Australia to rightly stop this type of activity and it would be a shame to see NSW being the only state that continued to allow this.
“The slogans on these vans not only promote sexism, but actually condone sexual violence and control over women. This is just unacceptable and these slogans have offended people from all walks of life.
“There is no place for disgusting objectification of women on roads or indeed anywhere,” she concluded.
Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith, stated that Wicked Campervan slogans are not funny, they are sexist and offensive.
“I have had constituents complain to me about this company’s vans when their children are exposed to their sexually explicit drawings and slogans. I support this move to make Wicked Campervans more accountable to the public for their marketing and advertising,” she concluded.