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Table 1 Themes and contributing categories

From: An analysis of potential barriers and enablers to regulating the television marketing of unhealthy foods to children at the state government level in Australia

  Theme   Contributing categories
Identification of regulation as a Commonwealth, not state, responsibility ·National approach required
·National regulatory mechanisms already exist
·Too complex for states to deal with
Food industry power ·Clever industry marketing
·Generous marketing budgets
·Food industry is politically strong
·Need to work with industry
Evidence to support regulation ·Need evidence of cause and effect
·Need evidence that regulation will be an effective strategy
Evidence of community support ·Community support for regulation
·Community demand for action