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1980
Outdoor industry says enough is enough OAAA president Barry Levingston will lobby parliament to get rid of Bill Snow and BUGA-UP BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, Clair Moffat10 Feb 1980
BUGA-UP Interview Imterview with the three founders of BUGA-UP BUGA-UP Tharunka, NSWUT/UNSW Students Union3 Mar 1980
Masters of Spray-Can Vengeance Bill Snow interview BUGA-UP Gang Gang, The Canberra Times20 Mar 1980
Graffiti Rules Simon Chapman interviews the three founders of BUGA-UP - edited version published in Tharunka. BUGA-UP Tribume24 Mar 1980
Terrorists singe their foe Dr Garry Egger reports on billboard activism at the ANZAAS congress BUGA-UP The Age13 May 1980
Another view of the spray can protest Dr Garry Egger reports on billboard activism at the ANZAAS congress BUGA-UP, MOP UP Sydney Morning Herald13 May 1980
BUGA-UP should BUZZ OFF says Rothmans Chairman of Rothmans Sir Ronald Irish complains that some government officers support BUGA-UP. Rothmans CEO Vernon A Brink says he is surprised that the media has been sympathetic. BUGA-UP Australian Financial Review, Denny Groth29 Sep 1980
I'll go to jail, says graffiti Bill Bill Snow faces three charges of defacing tobacco company advertisements BUGA-UP City Express29 May 1980
Founding member of BUGA-UP convicted, fined Bill Snow fined $200 for defacing a billboard and will continue the campaign in gaol. BUGA-UP The Glebe04 Jun 1980
Hogan to get brief reprieve ASC grants extension of time for removal of Winfield billboards MOP UP Sydney Morning Herald,Isabel Lukas26 Jun 1980
Hogan cigarette posters going up, group claims MOP UP has evidence that Paul Hogan billboards are being erected in spite of being banned by ASC. MOP UP Sydney Morning Herald, Isabel Lukas28 Jun 1980
Doctors deface tobacco industry Dr Michael Lippman and DOC (Doctors Ought to Care) Cigarette advertising The Progressive, Wisconsin, USAJun 1980
Letters to the Editor - Cigarette promotion G and G cigarette promotion is appealing to children Cigarette advertising The Newcastle Herald, Letters, E. Parkinson13 Jul 1980
Anyhow, down came the sign Hogan has major appeal to children by MOP UP upheld by ASC Cigarette advertising Sydney Morning Herald07 Jul 1980
If the law goes, it's back to the jungle BUGA-UP is threatening "the whole principle of legal stability and democratic rights" in Australia. BUGA-UP Northern Star03 Sep 1980
Graffitists spray health launch of the BUGA-UP Autumn Catalogue BUGA-UP Medical Journal of Australia20 Sep 1980
Letters to the Editor - Letters from 13 high school students Students from Raymond Terrace write about BUGA-UP and smoking Smoking The Newcastle Herald, Letters11 Oct 1980
Letters to the Editor - Cigarette advertising Simon Chapman calls on the Transport Minister Mr Cox to refuse cigarette advertising BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, Simon Chapman22 Oct 1980
BUGA-UP advertisement Ad for BUGA-UP calling for donations and offering National Annual Report BUGA-UP National Times1980
The billboard controversy: BUGA-UP versus the advertisers Interview with Bill Snow, Ric Bolzan & Geoff Coleman about the widespread phenomenon of graffiti outdoor billboardsand its impact on advertisers. BUGA-UP New Doctor1980
1981
Cancer' on billboards: $200 fine Daniel Rogers fined for maliciously injuring 2 tobacco adverising billboards at Newcastle BUGA-UP Newcastle Herald06 Jan 1981
Sydney's hit and run artists (text version) BUGA-UP and the Black Lung Liberation Front seem to be winning. BUGA-UP Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald14 Feb 1981
Posters: who are the despoilers Letters of support following the "Sydney's hit and run artists" article. BUGA-UP Letters to the Editor, Sydney Morning Herald27 Feb 1981
Battle of the billboards Letter to the editor distinguishing between BUGA-UP and vandals BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald05 Mar 1981
Professional Litterbugs Letter to the editor about the hazards of outdoor advertising Outdoor advertising Sydney Morning Herald12 Mar 1981
Buga Up man jailed for not paying fine and,
Article withadjacent Rothmans advertisement
Bill Snow refuses to pay fine and prefers to go to jail to show he believes in the cause. BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald10 Apr 1981
Billboard graffitists under severe attack OAAA has published three newsletters attempting to discredit BUGA-UP BUGA-UP Australian Financial Review, Pam Mawbey10 Jun 1981
Concord ugliness stays Concord Council wants to get rid of ugly billboards on Concord Oval Outdoor advertising The Glebe10 Jun 1981
Two face trial over billboard Neville Biffin and Geoff Coleman plead not guilty to defacing Tooth and Co and Philip Morris billboards BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald12 Aug 1981
BUGA-UP group claim legal breakthrough Danielle Kluth says first billboard refacing case is to come to trial and will be decided by jury BUGA-UP The Glebe26 Aug 1981
Writing on the wall for billboards Brian Robson is interviewed about the Lions Club support for the Outdoor Advertising Association anti-vandalism campaign. Outdoor advertising ProbeSep 1981
Billposter's plea for mercy Outdoor Advertising Association at war with BUGA-UP Outdoor advertising The Age22 Sep 1981
Upfront NEW BUGA-UP beginnings BUGA-UP Simply Living Number 181981
1982
Liquor stores the next on B.U.G.A U.P. list The Australian Liquor Retailer alleges that a large group of vandals defacing billboards are about to turn there attention to liquor stores. Alcohol advertising The Australian Liquor RetailerFeb 1982
Graffitists drive their message home in court A 23-year-old man charged with causing malicious injury... painted the words "horses smell better, BUGA UP" on the poster. BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald25 Feb 1982
Child's slogan on smokes ad Neville Biffin and Geoff Coleman, charged maliciously injuring a Marlboro billboard, said the slogan had been suggested by an 11 year old child BUGA-UP Sydney Daily Telegraph25 Feb 1982
Judge expresses sympathy, but fines graffitists Judge Loveday says he admired the motives of BUGA-UP men Neville Biffin and Geoff Coleman, found guilty of maliciously injuring a Marlboro billboard. Frank Watters, gallery owner, said the billboard had been improved. BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald26 Feb 1982
Fine, sympathy from the judge Judge Loveday says he admired the motives of BUGA-UP men Neville Biffin and Geoff Coleman, found guilty of maliciously injuring a Marlboro billboard BUGA-UP Sydney Daily Telegraph26 Feb 1982
Fines - and praise - for defacing cigarette ad A judge yesterday fined two men $235 each for defacing a billboard cigarette advertisement but expressed great sympathy for the crusade against smoking. BUGA-UP Australian26 Feb 1982
Tribunal could ban television ads for alcohol Australian Broadcasting Tribunal considering ban on alcohol advertsinig on TV Cigarette advertising The Age27 Feb 1982
Imitations A new group, COUGH-UP in Bristol, UK, have started to spray-paint satirical messages on posters advertising unhealthy products. BUGA-UP, COUGH-UP Sydney Morning Herald16 Apr 1982
Sydney's billboard battle BUGA-UP has cost outdoor advertisers $1/2 million over last year. Court fines are too light. OAAA campaign against graffiti called "Speak up" cost $80,000. Judge Loveday expressses sympathy for BUGA-UP BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, Luis M. Garcia28 Jun 1982
Aggressive Graffiti hit Marlboro country COUGH-UP cells now in London and Bristol COUGH-UP Sunday Times, UK04 Jul 1982
Aussie ararchy rules, OK The London Sunday Times warns its readers that the BUGA-UP organisation in Australia is spreading to the UK. BUGA-UP, COUGH-UP Sydney Morning Herald05 Jul 1982
Defence in graffiti case puts "enhancement" argument Fred Cole cannot be charged with willfull damage if he believed he was improving the poster, argues barrister Bruce Miles BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, John Slee23 Jul 1982
A tracheostomy for the Marlboro man Feature article covering the BUGA-UP entry of tracheostomy victim Frank Hunt in as the Philip Moris search for the new Marlboro man BUGA-UP Medical Journal of Australia24 Jul 1982
Bid to stap Marlboro send-up fails Philip Morris failed to have BUGA-UP poster parody of Marlboro ads banned Smoking The Age29 July 1982
Premier Neville Wran, at the wheel of Formula 1 grand prix racing car The Premier, Neville Wran, at the wheel of a Marlboro racing car at a Philip Morris spnsored Art and Technology exhibit at NSW Art Gallery Cigarette advertising Wentworth Courier11 Aug 1982
Interview by Berwyn Lewis
(text version)
fred cole talks about his BUGA-UP work. BUGA-UP NEWSWIT10 Aug 1982
Art exhibit fires up anti-smokers BUGA-UP protest against Marlboro sponsorship at the Art Gallery of NSW BUGA-UP The Australian16 Aug 1982
Chain non-smoker taken from Marlboro country BUGA-UP protest against Marlboro sponsorship at the Art Gallery of NSW Cigarette advertising Sydney Morning Herald, Jenna Price16 Aug 1982
Man charged A 32-year-old man who said he was a member of BUGAUP was charged with causing serious affront and alarm at the NSW Art Gallery after he chained himself to a Marlboro racing car. Cigarette advertising In Brief, The Canberra Times16 Aug 1982
Protest over car BUGA-UP protest against Marlboro sponsorship at the Art Gallery of NSW Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Daily Telegraph16 Aug 1982
Personal and Missing Friends Ad placed by BUGA-UP in the personal column saying "Would the person that gave us the information about Philip Morris please contact us again" BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, Notices18 Aug 1982
Anti-cigarette protest as two women given bonds About 30 anti-cigarette advertising protestors demonstrated outside a Carlton court. BUGA-UP The Age20 Aug 1982
What could happen if your Parliamentarian supports the ban on tobacco advertising? Parliamentarians should not support a ban on tobacco advertsiing as it will not reduce incidence of smoking and infringe the rights of tobacco companies. Cigarette advertising The West Australian06 Oct 1982
Smoke-free day Alcohol abuse does not diminish the need to smoking reduction Smoking The West Australian26 Oct 1982
Cricket faces $5.5mil loss! Benson and Hedges sponsorship of cricket could end if a private members bill to ban tobacco advertising succeeds. Australian Cricket Board director David Richards says cricket should be free to accept money from whoever they want. BUGA-UP Sydney Daily Telegraph, John Taylor28 Oct 1982
BUGA-UP's aims may have gone up in smoke Bob Browning alleges that recent public statements has "thrown light on BUGA-UP's idiological hazy and potitical objectives. BUGA-UP The Buletin16 Nov 1982
BUGA-UP are 'urban hooligans' - ad man OAAA presidentJohn Lawrenson, attacks BUGA-UP at the association's conference. BUGA-UP has also produced a set of Christmas cards. Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Daily Telegraph30 Nov 1982
Tobacco sponsor's $400,000 to ballet Benson and Hedges has given the Australian Ballet $400,000. Discusses how ballet logo has been reshaped into a cigarette ad. Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Daily Telegraph, Jill Sykes01 Dec 1982
Ballet steps into riches Benson and Hedges has given the Australian Ballet $400,000. Cigarette advertising Sydney Daily Telegraph01 Dec 1982
The Image Makers
(text version)
fred cole speaks at the Victorian Art Director's Club BUGA-UP NEWSWITc1982
1983
Cigarette ad was sexual Fred Cole claims in court that cigarette ad was "explicitly sexual". BUGA-UP The Age3 Feb 1983
SM 'Surprised' by explanation Fred Cole appears in court for alegedly stealing a billboard. BUGA-UP The Canberra Times3 Feb 1983
Doctor challenges cigarette ads Dr Arthur Chesterfield-Evans' hearing adjourrned. Details of the defence. Cigarette advertising Sydney Morning Herald22 Feb 1983
Cigarette advertising ban to be considered NSW Caucus will coniser Health Minister's proposal for cigarette advertising ban. Transport Minister Peter Cox is opposed to ban. Cigarette advertising The Australian08 Mar 1983
State bans tobacco advertising NSW Govt has banned cigarette advertsinig from its property. IN Queensland, penalties for selling cigarettes to children are to be increased Cigarette advertising The Australian, John Campbell10 Mar 1983
State may extend ban on smoke adverts NSW govt has banned cigarette advertsinig from its property. Backbenchers want to extend the ban to include cinema advertising and sponsorships. Cigarette advertising Sydney Daily Telegraph10 Mar 1983
No airport tobacco ads: AMA The AMA has called for a ban on cigarette advertising at airports. Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Morning Herald, Paul Molloy and M. Garcia11 Mar 1983
ALP split over cigarette cash NSW Labor party's Sport and Recreation committee has decided to oppose proposed ban on cigarette advertising and sponsorship. The committee completed its report at the Rothmans Foundation boardroom. Cigarette advertising Sydney Morning Herald, Mike Steketee29 Mar 1983
Smoking hazards Ian Webster Professor of Community Medicine University of NSW writes that smoking causes disease and the Minister for Health Laurie Brereton is to be commended for banning cigarette ads on government property. Cigarette smoking The Australian2 Apr 1983
Row about smoking hits the Royal tour Health groups in Australia and Britain complain about Benson and Hedges exploiting Royal visit Tobacco sponsorship Observer, Annabel Ferriman and Lindsay Murdoch3 Apr 1983
Row over Royal ad Anti-smokers protest Royal family ensorsement of Benson and Hedges Cigarette advertising Mail on Sunday3 Apr 1983
"Royal" cigarette advert Cartoon sending up SMH Royal Tour/Benson and Hedges front page Cigarette advertising Daily Mail, John Kent cartoon4 Apr 1983
Row on "Royal" cigarette advert Calls for withdrawal of Benson and Hedges ads linked to the Royal Tour. Cigarette advertising Daily Mail4 Apr 1983
Overcoming the cancer of cigarette promotion he defeat of the Bill to impose a cigarette-advertising ban in Western Australia, is more evidence of the failure by governments to forgo long-term savings on national health. Cigarette advertising The Canberra Times14 April 1983
Smoking facts W.G. Stone General Manager Public Affairs Rothmans writes that Rothmans removed Paul Hogan voluntarily, not through court order, Cigarette smoking The Australian26 Apr 1983
Tobacco ad ban would cost $5m The OAAA says that the cigarette advertising ban being considered by the State Health Ministers would cost 2500 jobs and $5m a year in lost revenue BUGA-UP Sydney Daily Telegraph, Stuart McLean27 Apr 1983
Cigarette firms tip ads ban reprieve Tobacco and advertising industry executives say radical proposals to be considered by meeting of health ministers at Hobart will not be adopted. BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald27 Apr 1983
Billboard defaced "to save smokers" Arthur Chesterfield-Evans fined $20 for defacing Rothmans billboard. Magistrate Margaret Sleeman says by and large she agrees with his reasons. Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Daily Telegraph08 Sep1983
BUGAUP saving more lives than surgery: doctor Arthur Chesterfield-Evans fined $20 for defacing Rothmans billboard, says he will appeal, and if necessary go to jail to save lives Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Morning Herald, Trudy Storey08 Sep 1983
Winfield Cup Photo of Prime Minister Bob Hawke presenting Winfield Cup Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Morning Herald01 Oct 1983
Civil Disobedience and Health Promotion A critique of the "Anyhow* Jump" campaign and interview with with Arthur Chesterfield-Evans on civil disobedience. BUGA-UP Alistair Walton, Tharunka, NSWUT/UNSW Students Union4 Oct 1983
Australia may soon outlaw cigarette advertising Ralph Nader reoprts on ant-scigarette-advertsinig activism in Australia Cigarette advertising Baltimore Evening Sun, Ralph Nader26 Oct 1983
Criticism of kit BUGA-UP anti-advertising kit issued to teachers throughout Australia was criticised by the Australian Advertising Industry Council. BUGA-UP The Canberra Times22 Nov 1983
Mac fumes at smokers John McEnroe appealed for a ban on smoking at the Benson and Hedges Tennis at Webbley. Cigarette advertising Sunday Telegraph13 Nov 1983
1984
Tribunal is blind ABT is being too lenient Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Morning Herald, Joan Louie03 Feb 1984
Australian Ballet Sponsorship Joint press release by Australian Ballet Chairman Sir Robert Southy and chairman of Benson and Hedges Mr Barry Smith announcing $400,000 sponsorship Cigarette advertising Wentworth Courier22 Feb 1984
Tribunal ignites another bumper advertising row ABT criticises ads for Rugby League, Redhead matches, Australian Ballet Tobacco sponsorship Australian Financial Review, Ean Higgins16 Mar 1984
Tribunal's cigarette ad ruling could axe $20m sport, art sponsorship ABT rules that TV stations could lose their licence if they aired cigarette commercials in the guise of sponshorship advertising Tobacco sponsorship The Australian, Tim Allerton16 Mar 1984
Tribunal attacks cigarette adverts on TV ABT criticises ads for Rugby League, Redhead matches, Australian Ballet BUGA-UP Sydney Daily Telegraph16 Mar 1984
Brown rules out ban on tobacco sponsorship Minister for Sport Mr Brown said he would not be a party to a witch-hunt to ban tobacco sponsorship. Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Morning Herald, Sue Cook23 Mar 1984
Tribunal's cigarettes stand backed Minister for communications Mr Duffy supports ruling by the ABT re breaches of cigarette advertsinig ban through broadcast of the Winfield Cup on Channel 10 and Benson and Hedges cricket. Cigarette advertising Sydney Morning Herald, Richard McGreggor23 Mar 1984
Guess what BUGA-UP has gone and done BUGAUP embassy established opposite Leo Burnett advertsing agency in North Sydney. Also Mayor Ted Mack says North Sydney Council will not allow cigatette advertising. Cigarette advertising protest & Bill Snow North Shore Times, Peter Morgan09 May 1984
Rights threatened Phil Scanlan Amatil Ltd writes that proposed legislation to ban tobacco advertising involves reversing onus of proof Cigarette advertising The Australian11 May 1984
Agency picket in smoke campaign BUGAUP embassy established opposite Leo Burnett advertsinig agency in North Sydney Cigarette advertising protest The Australian14 May 1984
Doctor with a spray can Dr Arthur Chesterfield-Evans will appear in court to appeal his conviction on graffiti charges. BUGA-UP The Courier Mail, Helen Corcoran23 May 1984
Outcry over "wowserism" taunt to anti-smokers Alistair Brass editor of MJA has called anti-smoking campaigners "wowsers". Nigel Gray Director Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria writes a letter to complain. Simon Chapman and National Heart Foundation also wrote letters of complaint. Anti-smoking The Age, Mark Metherill26 May 1984
Graffiti war tipped on appeal success Peter Vogel predicts increase in BUGA-UP activity in wake of conviction against Arthur Chesterfield-Evans being overturned on appeal. BUGA-UP Sydney Daily Telegraph16 May 1984
Anti-smoking group spurred by court win Judge Godfrey-Smith ruled that charge that Arthur Chesterfield-Evans wilfully marked premises with paint was invalid. BUGA-UP The West Australian26 May 1984
Billboard defacers gain major legal breakthrough
(text version)
A successful court appeal by a doctor who painted an anti-smoking message on a cigarette poster has "BUGA UP"' claiming a major victory in the "war of the billboards. BUGA-UP Star Enquirer27 Jun 1984
The Perfect Billboard meets its match Leo Schofield ananlyzes the 'Prefect Billboard' and BUGA-UP's reaction. Outdoor advertising, BUGA-UP Leo Schofield, Sydney Morning Herald04 Aug 1984
BUGA-UP answers back Michael Sorensen of BUGA-UP replies to claims that they are wowsers BUGA-UP Daily Mirror07 Aug 1984
Student admits she defaced billboard in smoking protest Faye Johnstone of Adelaide appear in court charged with defacing cigarette billboard. Magistrate is sympathetic. BUGA-UP Adelaide Advertiser02 Oct 1984
The Bogies, the 1984 BUGA-UP Logies BUGA-UP will celebrate its 5th birthday with the BOGIE awards BUGA-UP The Age04 Oct 1984
BUGA-UP Bogies The celebrate BUGAUP's fifth birthday, a day of seminars and entertainment has been organised. Cigarette advertising Tharunka, NSWUT/UNSW Students Union18 Oct 1984
Bogie awards celibrate ads' certifiable inanity BUGA-UP logies (BOGIES) will be awarded in 20 categories Advertising regulation The Age, Margaret Simons20 Oct 1984
A fine spray Report on the Bogies BUGA-UP The Age22 Oct 1984
Sponsors selling death - MOP UP MOP-UP condems tobacco sponsorship of Australian Ballet Cigarette advertising protest Melbourne Herald, Joe McKenna31 Oct 1984
ABT fights to defend its powers Saatchi & Saatchi succeed in the Federal Court obtaining ruling that the ABT has no power to regulate Australian content in comercials Tobacco sponsorship Australian Financial Review, David Shires29 Nov 1984
Proposal would end tobacco company sponsorship of sport Anti-cancer council of Victoria pushes for tobacco sponsorship ban Cigarette advertising The Agecirca 1984
1985
Surgeon clashes with Health Minister Dr Chesterfield-Evans in Britain accuses Minister of making a very "patronising" speech. BUGA-UP Glasgow Herald, UK28 Mar 1985
The blighting on the wall Dr Chesterfield-Evans in Britain to encourage British anti-smoking campaigners COUGH-UP Sunday Times, UK31 Mar 1985
Tobacco and a Bill of Rights Phil Scanlan says Amatil has obtained legal opinion that proposed Bill to ban tobacco advertising is unconstitutional Cigarette advertising Australian Financial Review, Phil Scanlan06 May 1985
Sport does not need tobacco Peter Vogel points out that the ban is not on sponsorship but on broadcasting of tobacco advertsiing therefore tobacoo companies can continue to sponsor sports that are not televised. Tobacco sponsorship Australian Financial Review, Peter Vogel06 May 1985
Campaign may be useless TM Graham AANA argues that tobacco advertsinig does not affect total consumption, just brand changing Cigarette advertising Australian Financial Review, T.M. Graham06 May 1985
If an advertisement bothers you, bother us Advertising Standards Council advertisement soliciting complaints. See also Anti-Advertising Industry Council Standards document Tobacco sponsorship Advertising Standards Council21 Jul 1985
Tobacco dollars? Thank you very much says art The NSW Art Gallery is just one of a number of cultural institutions receiving sponsor ship money from Australia's three big cigarette companies. Tobacco sponsorship Ginny Dougary, The Canberra Times21 Jul 1985
Urban Gorilla Warfare Bruce Cormack, the federal director of the Advertising Federation of Australia condemns vandalism on Gorilla image used to promote "Sportsgirl" womensware. Sexism in advertising Philippa Gemmell-Smith, The Canberra Times25 Aug 1985
Even BUGA-UP Needs Christmas Santa-Buster and BUGA-UP needs advertising. BUGA-UP Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, Anna-Maria Dell'Oso15 Dec 1985
'Bounty Hunter' Lachlan seeks to bring about justice Lachlan Partridge in Bathurst to carry out 'a peaceful reconnaissance mission'. BUGA-UP Western Advocatec1985
War of Words An analysis of how... "Outlaw graffitists are giving the megabuck outdoor advertising industry a bugger of a time". Outdoor advertising Greg Hunter, Australian Penthousec1985
Graffiti and the Law The arrests of filmmaker Martha Ansara and artist Ric Bolzan. BUGA-UP Simply Living Vol.2 Num.91985
1986
Lone ranger rides again THE Lone Ranger is gunning for the Marlboro Man with a small tribe of Tontos to keep the ammo coming in technicolor. BUGA-UP Post09 Jan 1986
Billboard 'refacing' growing movement Dr Michael Lippman in Seattle is first U.S. doctor to be arrested for defacing a billboard. BUGA-UP The Vancouver Sun15 Apr 1986
Buga Up hits rock signs BUGA UP has condemned as "immoral" the promotion of rock music by tobacco giant Philip Morris. Cigarette advertising The Glebe25 Jun 1986
Copyright row brewing over anti-smoking ads Dick Smith ran an advertisement against Peter Jackson and Geoff Drucker of Philip Morris says he is breaching copyright. Cigarette advertising Sydney Morning Herald26 Aug 1986
Opposition grows to cigarette advertising Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation joins Dick Smith urging people in advertsinig business to refuse cigarette advertsing work Cigarette advertising Australian Financial Review04 Sep 1986
SCG told it is not Winfield Country now Sydney City Council Ald Brian McGahen wants SCG to remove Winfield billboard Cigarette advertising Wentworth Courier29 Oct 1986
1987 - 2000
Anti-smoker claims win in row with cigs giant Ian Cohen claims victory over tobacco giant Rothmans Cigarette advertising Sydney Daily Telegraph18 Mar 1987
Rothmans dispute is settled Rothmans restrained from using award-winning photographs of Ian cohen. Tobacco sponsorship The Age18 Mar 1987
Cigarette company vetoes Quit ads at MCG Pressure from tobacco advertisers on the Melbourne Cricket Ground prevent anit-smoking ads Cigarette advertising The Age18 Mar 1987
Bond blimps fly into flack as resident protests grow Hovering Bond blimps cause privacy complaints and offended that the products advertised were alcohol and cigarettes. Cigarette and alcohol advertising Sun Herald14 Jun 1987
Sprayers' revenge in BUGA-UP country Two leading members of BUGA-UP have had their cars painted with graffiti - and they want revenge Cigarette advertising Sydney Morning Herald04 Jul 1987
Anti-smoking lobbies go on the offensive Although they hate to admit it, Australia's leading tobacco companies are worried after part of winfield's sporting promotion is deemed to be an illegal television advertisement. Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Morning Herald01 Oct 1987
One Minute Parking Australia is the world capital of the socially conscious billbord defacer. BUGA-UP Warren Peese, Trubune21 Feb 1990
Crusading 'Billboard Bandit' Convicted of Vandalism : Activism: Donald G. House, San Diego's "Billboard Bandit", convicted of four counts of vandalism. Billboard Graffiti Mark Platte, LA Times25 Sep 1991
One Minute Parking Justice - both real and poetic - was done in Melbourne last week when a woman beat a billboard- defacing rap. BUGA-UP Warren Peese, Trubune2 Dec 1991
War on smoking: the seven big guns Seven politicians, public servants and citizens (BUGA UP) in the front line against smoking. Includes a letter to the editor in reply from wd & ho wills. BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald08 Apr 1992
War on smoking: the seven big guns Seven politicians, public servants and citizens (BUGA UP) in the front line against smoking. Includes a letter to the editor in reply from wd & ho wills. BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald08 Apr 1992
Winfield Follies Winfailed Cup BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald1992
Ad Makers Urged to Confess All Advertising Standards Council advertisement soliciting complaints Smoking Sydney Morning Herald01 May 1988
The Moving Finger If it's witty is it a crime? David Dale spraypaints himself into a corner on the ethics of graffiti BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, Stay In Touch18 Jul 1998
Blazing passions amid cool fashions Anti-smoking protesters disrupt a Hobart Cup fashion parade arousing the wrath of Liberal MHA Michael Hodgman. Tobacco sponsorship The Saturday Mercury22 Jan 1994
Hodgman stubs out smokes gifts, Groom urges care Liberal MHA Michael Hodgman said he would not accept any more free cigarettes, following recent publicity he had been sent a number of cartons from a cigarette company. Tobacco sponsorship The Saturday Mercury22 Jan 1994
Without Graffiti, The Writing's On The Wall Historical imact of graffiti BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, Stay In Touch23 Nov 1994
2000 ->
No ifs, no butts - these boys were tough BUGA-UP & MOP-UP 20 years later BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald, By Valerie Lawson12 Oct 2002
Drugs A Social History BUGA-UP featured in social history Police & Justice Museum exhibition. BUGA-UP The Police & Justice Museum Media Release23 Oct 2003
Drugs A Social History BUGA-UP featured in social history travelling exhibition. BUGA-UP The Age12 May 2008
This Bus Stop Advertisements on public transport Tobacco sponsorship Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Kurt Iveson13 Jan 2009
BUGA-UP Is Back In Sydney After a long hiatus, it appears that BUGA UP is back, this time focusing on plastic packaging. BUGA-UP Sydney Central News19 May 2010
Graffiti Attack on Fast Food Graffitist attacks a fast food billboard BUGA-UP The West Australian, Cathy O'leary Medical Editor13 Jan 2012
Trailer Trash and
Council imposes $1500 fine for 'trailer trash'.
Residents spray their messages on unwelcome mobile ad billboards Advertising The Wentworth Courier, Robble Patterson13 Jan 2013
27 May 2015
Graffitist who fought big tobacco. Bill Snow, groundbreaking graffitist and BUGA-UP founding menber, dies at the age of 80. BUGA-UP Sydney Morning Herald20 March 2018


Updated July 2017