TELL YOUR MP: NO TOBACCO TAX HIKE!

TELL YOUR MP: NO TOBACCO TAX HIKE!

  Join us and help stop Kevin Rudd slugging smokers with another tax hike! Under Kevin's Plan, smokers will be charged an extra $5 a pack to help save him from his budget black ...

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Stop The Wine SuperTax

Stop The Wine SuperTax

They're at it again! The tax-grabbing nanny-statists at the heart of our Federal Government now want to abolish clean-skins & cask wine - or at least tax it through the roof. Yesterday, the busybodies at the ...

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No Curfew

No Curfew

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TELL YOUR MP: NO TOBACCO TAX HIKE!

TELL YOUR MP: NO TOBACCO

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Coming Soon: Plain Packaged Food

Coming Soon: Plain Packaged Food

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Stop The Wine SuperTax

Stop The Wine SuperTax

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Should We Tax Vices?

Christopher Snowdon, Director of lifestyle economics at the UK Based Institute of Economic Affairs, on the David Packman show  discusses taxing people’s lifestyle, as well as the economic sense and morality of such issues. Well worth watching!  

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  Back in April, minutes of a November 2013 World Heath Organisation meeting were leaked to the press, showing the WHO’s hand. They’re dealing with preference over evidence as they actively pursue the classification of e-cigarettes – which differ from normal cigarettes by not being cigarettes – as cigarettes. The minutes, which you could not … Read more →

This week in plain packaging: Worst. Policy. Ever. [UPDATE]

  The Australian has been tough on plain packaging since the white (olive green? ugly olive? sorry, drab brown) elephant stomped onto the scene, but this week The Oz has gone into overdrive since revealing the policy has reversed a decades-long decline in (legal) tobacco consumption, driving it up by an extra 59 million cigarettes … Read more →

The Historical Roots of Plain Packaging

Reading Theodore Dalrymple’s, The Wilder Shores of Marx: Journeys in a Vanishing World, detailing visits to communist countries just prior to their collapse, the following passage, from his visit to Albania, struck me as particularly telling: However it is the printing and design of packaging that is most thoroughly characteristic – pathognomonic, as doctors put t … Read more →

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