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Anti-corruption advertisement also banned by Brisbane airport ahead of G20 leaders' summit

  • In this Nov. 3, 2014 photo provided by the World Wildlife Fund, firefighter Dean McNulty poses in front of a billboard on which he features, in Brisbane, Australia, that asks leaders of wealthy and developing countries to put climate change on the agenda of their G20 summit next week. Brisbane airport authorities have ruled that advertising billboards that oppose corruption and highlight climate change are too political to confront world leaders as they gather in the Australian city for a major economic summit. (AP Photo/World Wildlife Fund)

    In this Nov. 3, 2014 photo provided by the World Wildlife Fund, firefighter Dean McNulty poses in front of a billboard on which he features, in Brisbane, Australia, that asks leaders of wealthy and developing countries to put climate change on the agenda of their G20 summit next week. Brisbane airport authorities have ruled that advertising billboards that oppose corruption and highlight climate change are too political to confront world leaders as they gather in the Australian city for a major economic summit. (AP Photo/World Wildlife Fund)  (The Associated Press)

  • Transparency International spokeswoman Maggie Murphy poses for a photo with a miniature version of a rejected ad in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Brisbane Airport Corp. has rejected the billboard ad as too political for G20 leaders. Murphy said the censorship was disappointing after her organization had been effectively engaged with G20 governments and businesses for the past year on reducing corruption. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

    Transparency International spokeswoman Maggie Murphy poses for a photo with a miniature version of a rejected ad in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Brisbane Airport Corp. has rejected the billboard ad as too political for G20 leaders. Murphy said the censorship was disappointing after her organization had been effectively engaged with G20 governments and businesses for the past year on reducing corruption. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)  (The Associated Press)

A day after saying an ad highlighting climate change was too political for world leaders gathering in Brisbane for a major economic summit, local airport authorities say they have also rejected an advertisement highlighting corruption problems.

Brisbane Airport Corp. confirmed Monday that a World Wildlife Fund ad asking leaders of wealthy and developing countries to put climate change on the agenda of their G20 summit next week had been banned because it had "political intent."

Airport management revealed Tuesday that an ad proposed by global anti-corruption group Transparency International had also been banned on the same basis, even though fighting corruption features prominently on the G20 agenda.

Airport spokeswoman Leonie Vandeven said the two ads were the only G-20-related advertising to be banned.