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Tobacco fees ‘shock’
8 months ago

Tobacco fees ‘shock’

A tripling in the licence fee charged to tobacco sellers is a “ridiculously high” impost on businesses selling cigarettes, a Launceston service station owner says.

Owner of Charles St Caltex Mal Philpot said his …
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Retailers will soon need a licence to sell tobacco in Queensland
11 months ago

Retailers will soon need a licence to sell tobacco in Queensland

The Queensland Government looks set to introduce mandatory licensing for tobacco retailers and wholesalers.

It will soon begin four months of consultation with business and industry groups before implementing …
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The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the nation’s official interest rate to a new historic low of 1.75 percent
1 year ago

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the nation’s official interest rate to a new historic low of 1.75 percent

John Dagge, Herald Sun

THE Reserve Bank has cut the nation’s official interest rate to a new historic low, moving decisively after being delivered a shock deflation report.

The nation’s …
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Cigarettes could rise to $40 a packet under Turnbull government tax slug plan

Simon Benson, 15 March 2016

THE price of a packet of cigarettes could soon soar to $40 if the Turnbull government copies a Labor plan to help pay for income …
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Cigarette tax hike would hurt poorest the most

David Uren, 24 November 2015

The federal budget is hooked on tobacco taxes, which now provide it with more revenue than taxing petrol, super or capital gains tax.

The nation’s …
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‘Smoking’s disastrous’: Bill Shorten confirms Labor is considering raising the tobacco tax

Latika Bourke, 11 November 2015

Bill Shorten says smoking is “disastrous” and has confirmed the federal opposition is considering increasing the price of cigarettes to more than $40 a packet …
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Balaclava-clad thief makes off with service station’s entire cigarette stock

Marissa Calligeros, 03 November 2015

A balaclava-clad thief has stolen a Melbourne service station’s entire stock of cigarettes.

The man parked his white ute outside the Shell Coles Express on Middleborough Road in Blackburn North …
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Tobacco industry threatens to launch super-cheap ciggies as officials want more power to seize illicit tobacco

The tobacco industry has threatened to launch super-cheap cigarettes costing just $9 a pack in response to a growing black market in cheap, illegal tobacco, which health officials claim they …
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AACS slams tobacco excise increases

Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) CEO, Jeff Rogut, says responsible retailers of legal tobacco are bearing the brunt while the illegal tobacco market has grown almost 30 per cent in …
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The Illegal tobacco business is booming across Australia

Illegal tobacco is booming across Australia with a 30 per cent increase in black market trade in the past two years costing taxpayers more than $1.35 billion, a new report …
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