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[Asia-pacific, Australia] IS THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP A WIN FOR TOBACCO CONTROL? A FIRST LOOK AT THE TOBACCO CARVE-OUT

Though it’s very difficult to believe that any government that isn’t being manipulated and funded by Big Tobacco would genuinely want to sue another country for trying to protect its citizens from tobacco-related disease and death. This anti-tobacco ind
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
added Nov 6, 2015 20:55
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[Asia-pacific] Australia 'could be sued for billions' by foreign companies under TPP

Obama proposed including an ISDS clause in the TPP with an exception that tobacco companies could not use it to weaken or overturn laws designed to curb tobacco use. The proposal was crucial in getting Mr Robb's agreement, which helped seal the deal.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 6, 2015 20:11
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Robb rejects concerns TPP will tie govt up in lawsuits

The Federal Government has previously faced an international legal battle with tobacco companies over plain packaging. But Mr Robb has previously said such cases could not be brought and that protections would ensure Australia's environmental and health
Sunshine Coast Daily (au)
added Nov 6, 2015 20:03
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The TPP has been released and our concerns have been vindicated

we won't see another Philip Morris case under the TPP. States are still permitted to bring cases against each other over tobacco-related trade disputes.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 6, 2015 02:48
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trans-Pacific Partnership: US Waters Down Corporate Investor Lawsuit Options In TPP Trade Agreement

The agreement would also bar the use of shell companies to bring cases, an issue that arose when Philip Morris used a Hong Kong-based subsidiary to sue Australia. More directly, it all but carves the tobacco industry from being able to use arbitration.
IBT - International Business Times
added Nov 6, 2015 02:43
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Robb On The TPP: 'Read The Fine Print'

to stop tobacco companies from suing over issues, like plain packaging laws, but Dr Rimmer insists it may still be possible. “This is not a complete carve-out for tobacco control measures,” he said. “The agreement does not necessarily provide protection
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 6, 2015 02:39
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Climate change missing from full Trans-Pacific Partnership text

"safeguards" Mr Robb claimed he had won to prevent foreign tobacco companies suing Australian governments for pursuing anti-smoking policies do not appear strong enough. "The general 'safeguards' in the text are similar to those in other recent agreement
The Age (au)
added Nov 5, 2015 17:02
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trans-Pacific Partnership critics concerned about environment, IP clauses in trade pact's fine print

Tobacco: Companies will not have extra power to challenge the plain packaging legislation under the TPP.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 5, 2015 17:01
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[Australia] BAT moves from packaging to sue TGA on nicotine inhalers

launched legal action against the Therapeutic Goods Administration claiming that the health authority did not even consider an application to have its Voke nicotine inhaler listed, much like other nicotine products that could help smokers quit the habit.
The Australian (au)
added Nov 2, 2015 12:32
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Meet the Melbourne oncologist now at the centre of Big Tobacco’s dartboard

Dr Bronwyn King...has personally stimulated 33 Australian pension funds to adopt completely tobacco-free investment mandates with total tobacco divestment of around A$1.8 b...at her urging, [UICC] launched the Global Task Force for Tobacco Free Portfolios
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 2, 2015 11:38
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