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Call for cigarette taxes to be raised after Europe ruling

Tweet Anti-smoking group Ash Ireland has called on the Government to increase taxes on cigarettes after the European Court of Justice ruled that Irish legislation which empowers the Government to fix a minimum price for cigarettes violates European law. In a judgment handed down yesterday, the court found Ireland had breached a directive which sets down rules governing the calculation of excise duty on tobacco products. The case dates back severa ... Jump to full article >>

Smokers cough up for Abbott climate policy

Tweet AN INCREASE in tobacco taxes is one option being canvassed within the Coalition to fund its greenhouse gas abatement policy to be unveiled next week. It is understood the revenue source will be discussed at today’s meeting of the shadow cabinet which will have its first look at the policy the Opposition climate change spokesman, Greg Hunt, developed over the summer. Under the leadership of Tony Abbott, the Coalition abandoned support ... Jump to full article >>