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[Australia] Someone to Watch Over Me: The Use of FOI Requests by the Tobacco Industry

article suggests that further reform is needed to discourage unnecessary and vexatious FOI requests and prevent wasteful use of agency time and resources. In particular, the article recommends the institution of a tiered charging regime, whereby small to
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:48

[Hong Kong] PHILIP MORRIS ASIA LIMITED & THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Australia:

Australia’s tobacco plain packaging rules resulted from legislation that the Parliament passed on November 21, 2011. On that day, Philip Morris Asia (PMA) brought a claim against Australia under the Australia-Hong Kong Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:45

Philip Morris International Comments on Decision in Claim Against Australia’s Plain Packaging Law

The tribunal assigned to hear Philip Morris Asia’s (PMA) challenge to Australia’s plain packaging law today decided to divide the proceedings in the case into two phases – one to decide certain questions related to jurisdiction and a second to hear the ar
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:43

[Australia] Dad caught smoking with child in his car

Noticing an 18-month-old child in the back seat of the car, they asked him if he'd been smoking while driving. "Yeah, I didn't know I couldn't," was the man's reply. Officers soon informed him that it was illegal to smoke in a car carrying children - a
Illawarra (NSW) Mercury (au)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:04
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[Australia, New Zealand] Black market warning over tobacco plain packaging

The Health Select Committee today held a briefing on the more than 17,000 submissions on the Smoke-Free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill. The organisation representing grocers warned of dire consequences if the bill passes. "In Aus (TVNZ)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:48

[Australia] Smokers defy bans at Canberra Hospital

CANBERRA HOSPITAL'S smoking bans are being widely flouted, with nearly 600 people on campus cautioned for lighting up in forbidden areas last month.
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Apr 15, 2014 17:36

[Australia] Kingston Council welcomes smoking ban at playgrounds, sports grounds and pools

PEOPLE could now be fined $285 if they are caught smoking near playgrounds, pools and sports grounds under a new State Government ban. The ban, which came into force on April 1 and has the support of Kingston Council and local doctors, prohibits smoking
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Apr 15, 2014 13:47

As Australia snuffs smoking, plant closes

Philip Morris International will close its Australian cigarette plant after six decades and shift production to South Korea, saying government regulations on low fire-risk cigarettes crimped exports.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 14, 2014 09:58

Australia cigarettes market declined by 3% in 2012

Cigarette volume sales declined by 3% in 2012 to 19 billion sticks. The decline in volume was attributed to a movement towards RYO products, thanks to the lower unit prices found in this category, and the impact of the anti-smoking lobby in Australia. Th
added Apr 14, 2014 09:18

Australia smoking tobacco market volume sales forecast to decline by 1% CAGR over next few years

RYO tobacco is by far the most popular type of smoking tobacco in Australia, accounting for 1,829 tonnes of tobacco in 2012, while pipe tobacco accounted for 17 tonnes in 2012. There were three main players within smoking tobacco in 2012 in Australia: I
added Apr 14, 2014 09:17
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