Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981

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15 Advertisements claiming government patronage


Without limiting section 14, every person (in this subsection called the advertiser) commits an offence against this Act who publishes or causes to be published any advertisement that is likely to cause any person to believe, contrary to the fact, that the advertiser—


has supplied, or is supplying, or is to supply, any goods or services to any government department; or


has carried out, or is carrying out, or is to carry out, any work for any government department.


In this section the term advertisement means any words, whether written or printed or spoken, and any pictorial representation or design or device, and any visual image, used to notify the availability or explain the use or promote the sale of any goods or services, or to obtain work.