Headlines Tagged with Australia — 10,168 headlines found
[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
Nov 5, 2015 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
added Nov 6, 2015 20:55
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.
Nov 6, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 6, 2015 20:11
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
Nov 6, 2015 Sunshine Coast Daily (au)
added Nov 6, 2015 20:03
[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.
Nov 6, 2015 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 6, 2015 02:48
[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.
Nov 5, 2015 IBT - International Business Times
added Nov 6, 2015 02:43
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
Nov 5, 2015 Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 6, 2015 02:39
"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
Nov 5, 2015 The Age (au)
added Nov 5, 2015 17:02
[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.
Nov 5, 2015 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 5, 2015 17:01
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.
Nov 2, 2015 The Australian (au)
added Nov 2, 2015 12:32
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
Oct 30, 2015 The Conversation (au)
added Nov 2, 2015 11:38