Stop on-screen advertising on NSW public transport

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According to the Sydney Morning Herald new Waratah trains will feature large screens that will broadcast advertising to commuters.

"The newer version of the Waratah train features improved air conditioning, accessibility and internal lighting, and information screens. Several large screens in each carriage will also allow advertising to be broadcast, providing a revenue stream for the government."

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/new-trains-finally-signal-end-to-sydney-s-sweat-sets-20180322-p4z5mf.html

Introducing advertising to screens on these new trains will set a dangerous precedent for advertising in all forms of government-run public spaces, increasing distraction and reducing amenity for all citizens.

Sign this petition to say no to having your attention harvested by the government and to paying three times to access public transport.

1. Through taxation

2. Through ticketing/Opal

3. Through their attention being monetised

At present, riding on public train transport is one of the last remaining areas in public space where we are not subjected to on-screen advertising. With the introduction of bright advertising screens with loud speakers blaring in town hall and other city station platforms, the intention of this government is clear. That is, to provide more opportunities for intrusive advertising at the expense of the amenity of commuters.

 

 

 



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