An Ipswich City Councillor has called on Queensland Rail (QR) to remove a billboard advertising "live porn
stars" supposedly because it is situated within 600 metres from a primary school.
The Sexpo billboard, on QR land features headshots of a number of international adult entertainers.
It is understood no complaint has been registered with industry watchdog the Advertising Standards Bureau.
But Councillor Paul Tully said a school principal from Ipswich complained to him about the billboard's prominence.
Tully said residents had also contacted him about another billboard advertisement for the local sex shop. He said the Maison Amour ad was also on QR land and should be taken down: (QR) won't allow political signs on railway land, yet sexually
explicit billboards are given the green light across the state .
But a QR spokesperson said the agency was unable to censor any content except for political and religious messages: QR could face a legal challenge should it pre-judge advertising without good reason.
A billboard west of Brisbane, which features a bikini clad actress, has been slammed as inappropriate and too rude by the local
The billboard advertises Brisbane's 2010 Sexpo event next month.
Ipswich Councillor Trevor Nardi said the billboard was not only a distraction for drivers but too sexual for its busy location and should be taken down immediately.
The Advertising Standards Bureau said yesterday it was yet to receive any objections.
I'm definitely not a prude, ...BUT... I don't think we need billboards like this in our face, Cr Nardi said: I don't think it's appropriate and I don't think many people in the community would find it in good taste.
The Sexpo billboard has now been removed by owners Bishopp. It will be relocated in coming days.
A Queensland senate candidate says she will run to ban risque billboards like the controversial Sexpo advertisement that caused
'controversy' in Ipswich earlier this year.
Family First senate candidate Wendy Francis said she would use billboards in Ipswich from the end of this month to push her Let's make outdoor advertising G-rated campaign slogan.
She said Family First and the majority of the community were sick of sexualised advertisements being seen by children on billboards: Our children deserve better; as adults it is our responsibility to provide a protecting and nurturing
environment. I think some of the billboards out there wouldn't be allowed on television before 9pm because they are too over-the-top sexually.
She said because the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) was a self-regulatory industry body, it did not do enough to make sure billboards were censored to community standards.
The senate candidate said GOA Billboards refused to carry her G-rated slogan advertisement, but said she was in talks with other companies. GOA joint managing director Chris Tyquin said his group rejected Ms Francis' proposed advertisement because
it lacked detail.