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[Australia] Duty-free cigarettes in crash mode

Duty-free retailers say there will be no point selling cigarettes in airports any more because the federal government's decision to change the duty-free allowance makes them too expensive to stock.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 4, 2012 14:54
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Honduras takes on Australia over tobacco plain packaging

The WTO said on Friday that Honduras, one of four countries that say they oppose Australia's legislation on commercial grounds, had requested the formation of a dispute settlement panel to settle the issue. It is the second time that Honduras has made su
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:24
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[Australia, Switzerland, UK] Row over Marlboro-funded research that undermined plain cigarette packs

A bitter academic row has triggered calls for a leading university to withdraw two key scientific papers sponsored by “big tobacco” ...a group of academics has written to the university calling for the papers, funded and supervised by (PMI)... to be with
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 15, 2015 19:21
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
Mondaq
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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[Australia] Treasurer Joe Hockey and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann pictured smoking cigars ahead of tough budget

Will election promises go up in smoke? Treasurer Joe Hockey and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann are under increasing pressure before the budget announcement on Tuesday. Nine News.
The Age (au)
added May 9, 2014 15:39
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[Australia] Tobacco giant won't quit fight on plain packaging

BIG tobacco company Philip Morris has been forced to release documents relating to a stoush with the federal government, after taking its fight against the government's plain-packaging legislation to an offshore court.
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Jan 19, 2013 18:23
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[Australia, UK] The doctor who beat big tobacco

Two months later at Geneva’s plush Beau Rivage Hotel, King looked out over a sea of faces, mostly delegates gathered for the World Health Assembly, and introduced her “new best friend”, AXA boss Thomas Buberl. AXA, he said, would forthwith sell €200m of
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46
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[Australia] Cigarettes to rise to $40 a packet under new Malcolm Turnbull plan

A government source has revealed the Turnbull government is looking to introduce a proposal to increase the tobacco excise in the May budget ...Turnbull, who previously supported a higher tobacco excise to fund private health insurance rebates, is believ
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 14, 2016 21:45
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Australia faces $50m legal bill in cigarette plain packaging fight with Philip Morris

And that is just for the first stage. If in September the three-person extraterritorial tribunal decides Australia has a case to answer, the hearing will move on to substantive matters and the bills will become far bigger. The West Australian newspaper
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 28, 2015 16:36
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[Australia, Canada, UK] PARKE: Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court? | Melissa Parke

the chilling effect ISDS clauses can have on a government’s willingness to regulate. Canada withdrew a proposal for plain packaging of tobacco, following the threat of ISDS arbitration under Nafta. Here in Australia, rural communities have successfully ca
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:46
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