Here are the government ads.
Here's what the guidelines say:
20. Campaign materials should enable the recipients of the information to distinguish between facts, comment, opinion and analysis.
21. Where information is presented as a fact, it should be accurate and verifiable. When making a factual comparison, the material should not attempt to mislead the recipient about the situation with which the comparison is made and it should state explicitly the basis for the comparison.
Here's what the ads say:
"It will boost our economy"
"It will touch our lives from the way we work to the way we play, and in ways we only dream of."
Here's how they got it past the committee.
Have a go. Try to distinguish between facts, comment, opinion and analysis:
Small beer I suppose, compared to the cost of the project.
. "We are spending $4.1 million advertising WorkChoices, but we won't tell you what it is."
. Just build the NBN and bugger the expense
. The NBN is a slowly unfolding disaster
. What passes as cost-benefit analysis of the NBN
. We're spending a fortune on new wires, we'll disconnect the ones you have