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[Australia] Austrian court snuffs out planned e-cigarette restriction

the proposed amendment was unconstitutional, saying that the health arguments put forward were not solid enough to justify blocking the retailers' right to trade freely and that e-cigarettes should not be treated the same as other tobacco products.
Reuters
added Aug 4, 2015 09:37
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Proposed August TPP meeting: Robb should reject shameful tradeoffs

like the Philip Morris tobacco company case against Australia’s plain packaging law, which has cost the Australian Government $50 million in legal fees and is still not finished after four years. Proposed ‘safeguards’ have not prevented such cases.” “The
AFTINET (Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network) (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 16:03
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] MARTIN: Trans-Pacific Partnership: still alive and capable of doing us harm

The clause wouldn't stop Philip Morris or its ilk suing Australia, it would just make it more likely Australia would win. So far Australia has shelled out about $50 million defending its plain-packaging laws, even though it will probably win. Read more:
The Age (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 12:44
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[Australia, Hawaii] VERRENDER: Why we should welcome TPP talks stalling

Philip Morris took legal action in Australia. It argued the decision was an infringement of its intellectual property and it went all the way to the High Court. It lost on all counts every step of the way. But it has one last chance, courtesy of a trade
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 02:44
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[Australia, Hawaii] VERRENDER: Why we should welcome TPP talks stalling

Philip Morris took legal action in Australia. It argued the decision was an infringement of its intellectual property and it went all the way to the High Court. It lost on all counts every step of the way. But it has one last chance, courtesy of a trade
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 02:44
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Australia walks away from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks

The world’s biggest regional trade deal – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – is still within reach despite Australia walking away empty-handed from the latest talks, the federal government says. The trade minister, Andrew Robb, confirmed that a conclusio
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:25
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Editorial: Hard facts of TPPA covered in political fog

Key says the pact is likely to allow "safeguards" to deal with, say, Big Tobacco bringing a suit against plain packaging of cigarettes. This too is a useless assurance until we see the fine print. It also ignores the wider point: Big Tobacco's suit again
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:44
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33
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[Australia, Hawaii] TIENHAARA/GLEESON: Govt should own up to cost of tobacco litigation

We now know how much just one case (that hasn't even ended) can cost taxpayers. To avoid having to make such expenditures in the future to defend much-needed health and environmental policies, the government needs to reject an ISDS clause applying to Aus
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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[Asia-pacific] What Australians should know about the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australian medical community is also concerned....undermine domestic efforts to control things like tobacco and alcohol. ..called for the government to reject "any provisions in trade agreements that could reduce Australia’s right to develop health policy
Mashable.com
added Jul 31, 2015 08:14
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