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Tasmanian Small Business Council comes out swinging in smoking age debate
3 months ago

Tasmanian Small Business Council comes out swinging in smoking age debate

The Tasmanian Small Business Council has criticised an international tobacco addiction expert’s support to raise the smoking age in the state to 21 years.

Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation director Ginny …
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MLC puts Tasmanian smoking legislation on hold
5 months ago

MLC puts Tasmanian smoking legislation on hold

A move to ban the sale of cigarettes to Tasmanians aged under 21 has been put on hold.

Independent member for Windermere Ivan Dean was expected to introduce the legislation …
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Kick in the guts, says small business about smoking law change
7 months ago

Kick in the guts, says small business about smoking law change

Small business has described a plan to increase Tasmania’s legal smoking age to 21 as “disastrous and a kick in the guts” which will cost jobs.

Tasmanian Small Business Council …
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Tobacco sales could be banned to Tasmanians under 21
7 months ago

Tobacco sales could be banned to Tasmanians under 21

Tasmania could be the first state in Australia to ban the sale of cigarettes to people aged under 21.

A bill introduced last year by Independent Windermere member Ivan Dean …
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AACS calls out government’s tobacco hypocrisy
7 months ago

AACS calls out government’s tobacco hypocrisy

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has labelled the Australian government “hypocritical” when it comes to its governance of the sale of legal tobacco.

AACS CEO Jeff Rogut says …
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Western Australia Changes Regulation Overnight without Consultation
10 months ago

Western Australia Changes Regulation Overnight without Consultation

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has today expressed its shock and dismay at a change to Western Australia’s regulations that will significantly affect tobacco retailing across the state from next …
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One in five tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell cigarettes
10 months ago

One in five tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell cigarettes

Research from Cancer Council NSW and Western Sydney University has revealed that almost 20% of a sample of tobacco retailers (including convenience stores, grocery stores, and newsagents) would prefer not …
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Tobacco fees ‘shock’
3 years 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
3 years 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
4 years 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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