Legislation was passed in Queensland parliament on February 14 that will mean operators who refuse to remove “offensive” slogans from vehicles within 14 days will have their vehicles deregistered.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the legislation was targeted at the van rental company Wicked Campers, whose vehicles often displayed “sexist, demeaning slogans”.
The Advertising Standards Board will be responsible for determining if a slogan is inappropriate.
Car operators will then be contacted and told to remove the offensive material within 14 days or be deregistered.
The law is expected to come into effect on March 31.