Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull makes a statement during a joint press conference with United States Vice President Joe Biden in Sydney on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Mr Biden is visiting Australia as part of a tour of the Pacific.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull makes a statement during a joint press conference with United States Vice President Joe Biden in Sydney on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Mr Biden is visiting Australia as part of a tour of the Pacific. AAP Image - Paul Miller

Scramble to remove possible campaign slogan from Govt site

FEDERAL bureaucrats have scrambled to erase the Prime Minister's "exciting time" catchcry from a Government website, amid claims it amounted to political advertising.

Labor in February this year referred the Government's $28 million Ideas Boom ad campaign to the Auditor-General.

The Opposition claimed the use of Malcolm Turnbull's "exciting time" phrase was inappropriate in a taxpayer-funded promotional blitz.

The Ideas Boom homepage originally prominently featured the phrase: "There's never been a more exciting time to be Australian."

But on March 8 this year the slogan was swapped for: "Welcome to the ideas boom."

Read more at ABC News Online.


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