It is an offence under Section 6 of the Graffiti Control Act 2008 to post a bill without the consent of the property owner. The removal of these posters costs millions of dollars a year. However, the legislative options available to deal with Bill Posters are limited and require a review.
The NSW Government has commenced a review to address this. The review will consider:
- transferring responsibility from the bill poster to the commercial entity/individual that gains financial benefit
- increased penalties
- implications for giving councils the power to issue penalty notices.
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