2016 media releases

 

23 March 2017

Time for a National Strategy on Illicit Tobacco

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) yesterday called upon the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (PJCLE) to recommend the Government adopt a National Anti-Illicit Tobacco Strategy.

Time for a National Strategy on Illicit Tobacco (1,287 kb) 

 

9 December

BATA contributes $250 million in corporate tax

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) welcomed the release of Australian Tax Office (ATO) figures today showing that the company contributed over $250 million in corporate tax.

BATA contributes $250 million in corporate tax (362 kb) 

29 September

BAT named one of the world's most diverse and inclusive companies

British American Tobacco (BAT) has been named as one of the most diverse and inclusive companies worldwide in a Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index published this week.

BAT named one of the world’s most diverse and inclusive companies (410 kb) 

1 September 2016

Excise hike to further fuel tobacco black-market

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today warned of significant growth in the illegal tobacco market as another 12.5% tobacco excise increase takes effect.

Excise hike to further fuel tobacco black-market (332 kb) 

4 May 2016

Tobacco black market set to boom

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today said the announcement in last night’s budget that the Coalition government would introduce a further round of large ad hoc tobacco excise increases must have the organised crime syndicates who smuggle large quantities of illegal tobacco into the country champing at the bit.

Tobacco black market set to boom (215 kb) 

1 April 2016

Record chop chop crop stopped

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today congratulated authorities on seizing more than 60 acres of illegal tobacco plants in regional Victoria last week.

Record chop chop crop stopped (215 kb) 

4 March 2016

Action required from illegal tobacco inquiry 

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today welcomed the opportunity to participate in the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement into illegal tobacco. 

illegal tobacco inquiry (216 kb) 

26 February 2016

New report shows the failures of plain packaging

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today released a report by SLG Economics that reviews and analyses information on plain packaging from four independent surveys including three of which were commissioned by government.

SLG media release (326 kb) 

SLG report (544 kb) 

Evidence shows that plain packaging has failed

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) said the plain packaging post-implementation review (PIR) released by the Federal Department of Health (DoH) today did not provide any conclusive evidence.

PIR media release (311 kb) 

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