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[Australia] Victorian prisons offer inmates seafood and lollipops as prisons go smoke free

A special seafood and steak menu, as well as lollipops, will be offered in Victorian prisons in a bid to appease inmates antsy over a smoking ban that comes into effect on Wednesday. Prisons across the state are marking the introduction of the ban with
The Age (au)
added Jun 30, 2015 18:39
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[Australia] Victorian prison system 'very ready' for smoking ban, Corrections Commissioner Jan Shuard says

"This has been 18 months in the making. We've had a very long-term project in place to work with both our staff and the prisoners in preparing for [the ban]," Ms Shuard told 774 ABC Melbourne. "My advice today is we've probably got about 10 per cent of
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 30, 2015 18:39

Australian state Victoria bans smoking in prisons

Smoking might be banned in Australian state Victoria's prisons from Wednesday, in a push to make jail life more healthy for inmates. The Victorian authorities flagged the ban final yr, and the Corrections Department has been working with Quit Victoria, t
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 30, 2015 18:17

[Asia-pacific] Blind agreement: reforming Australia's treaty-making process (PDF)

The committee is left in no doubt that in respect of the Commonwealth treaty- making process there is a groundswell for change backed by compelling evidence and practical suggestions for improvement. The committee received evidence from leading industr
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:33

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet Freedoms'

"The tobacco company Philip Morris is currently using ISDS clauses in an obscure Hong Kong — Australia investment agreement to sue the Australian government for millions of dollars in 'damages' cause by our plain packaging legislation," Ludlam's website e
Sputnik (ru)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:14

[Australia] Prisoners riot at Melbourne's Ravenhall remand centre over smoking ban

Police armed with tear gas and water cannons were on Tuesday evening still attempting to contain a riot that broke out at a maximum security prison in Victoria earlier in the day, after prisoners became angered by the introduction of a smoking ban.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 30, 2015 08:38

[Australia] No butts about it: Cancer Council, cafe owners welcome new anti-smoking laws coming into effect

SECOND-hand smoke is off the menu at all outdoor dining venues from next Monday, much to the delight of the Cancer Council and cafe owners like Derek Carver. The new laws, introduced by the State Government, were originally announced in 2012 but come do
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Jun 29, 2015 13:56

[Australia] Prison wardens want total ban on smoking in WA jails

Smoking was banned inside WA’s prison buildings in 2008, but is still allowed in outdoor areas, and the union says there’s a problem with inmates smoking in their cells, especially at night.
The Australian (au)
added Jun 29, 2015 12:59

[Australia] Allowing snacks in smoking areas at SA hotels disappointing, waters-down regulations: Cancer Council

says it is disappointed the South Australian Government has backed down from a commitment to make all hotel outdoor eating areas smoke-free by the middle of next year. Health Minister Jack Snelling said venues with designated areas for smokers would be a
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 27, 2015 10:26

[Australia] E-cigarette: NSW Parliament clamps down on electronic cigarettes, but loopholes remain

to minors will be outlawed, their use in cars with children present will be banned and marketing of the controversial devices will be overhauled after stringent new laws passed...But e-cigarettes can still be used in enclosed spaces such as cafes and on p
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 25, 2015 20:54
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