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Backlash against Australian ‘nanny state’

strict rules outlawing everything from violent video games to ecigarettes and late-night revelling is turning Australia into a “nanny state” and damaging business, say critics.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:19
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[Australia] Bondi Junction Mall latest Sydney shopping strip to ban smoking following success in Martin Place

From Monday for the next six months smoking is banned in the mall from 7am to 9pm every day in an attempt to clear the air for shoppers. The trial includes Rowe St and Spring St and adjoining sections of Newland St and Bronte Rd.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:37
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of Trans-Pacific trade deal

unions and public health groups, are calling for an urgent independent review..."In a way, the tobacco exception proves that, because to really exclude something, you'd need to do what they did with tobacco [explicitly state tobacco control laws cannot be
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 3, 2016 20:43
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] DENIS: TPPA and investor-state disputes, learn from Libyan ‘shocker’

a law proposed by the executive branch, made into law by parliament, then ruled upon by Australia's highest courts, was challenged in a private arbitration centre by this tobacco company. After this suit, at least 13 other countries (see graphic below) h
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:20
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[Australia] Tobacco giant Philip Morris sells cigarette factory

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has sold its former manufacturing site ahead of relocating its Australian headquarters to Melbourne's South Wharf later this year. The company stopped manufacturing cigarettes at the 6.27 hectare site in Moorabbin in 2014 whe
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Feb 3, 2016 13:57
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

the ISDS case remains under the wraps of a confidentiality order, it appears that Australia was able to convince the tribunal that Philip Morris should not be permitted to plead the merits of its case because it engaged in "treaty shopping".
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:26
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Australian political donations: Who gave how much?

The Australian Electoral Commission has released the declared donations given to political parties in the 2012-13 ...Philip Morris Limited Liberal Party of Australia 56000 / Philip Morris Limited National Party of Australia 25880 / Philip Morris Limited
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:21
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[Australia] National Party accepts more than $10,000 in tobacco donations

The Nationals' federal director, Scott Mitchell, denied that the two most recent tobacco payments were political donations, but fees for the company to meet the party's federal council, and to attend drinks after budget night. . . . The party had not dec
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:19
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[Australia] National Party accepted more than $10,000 from tobacco industry

Tobacco company Philip Morris donated $10,780 to the national party between 2014 and 2015, the latest donor report from the Australian Electoral Commission revealed on Monday, the Brisbane Times reports. The donation was made after former Prime Minister
ninemsn (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:15
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[Australia] Labor's tobacco plan worsens structural budget problem, say experts

Top analysts question if tobacco revenue, which is being undermined by falling smoking rates, will keep pace over the longer term with the faster-growing policies it will have to pay for.
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Feb 1, 2016 17:46
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