Media releases

 

26 August 2017

Anti-tobacco activists come to aid of criminals

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) is frustrated at efforts to undermine action against the tobacco blackmarket.

Anti-tobacco activists come to aid of criminals (460 kb) 

 

8 August 2017

Sydney Tobacco Raids Are Just The Beginning

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) commends the AFP, NSW Police and other agencies for their focus on illegal tobacco importers and dealers in their raids across Sydney this morning.

Sydney Tobacco Raids Are Just The Beginning (263 kb) 

 

23 June 2017

ACCC rejects application to reduce illegal tobacco

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA), Imperial Tobacco Australia (ITA) and Philip Morris Limited (PML) are disappointed by the ACCC’s decision to deny their application for approval to collectively cease selling legal tobacco products to retailers caught selling illegal tobacco.

ACCC rejects application to reduce illegal tobacco (772 kb) 


9 May 2017

Roll Your Own Tobacco Tax Hike to Further Fuel Tobacco Black Market

Commenting on the Government's move to increase tax on roll your own tobacco, British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) was disappointed that smokers are again being hit and warned that the measure will further drive the tobacco black-market.

RYO Tobacco Tax Hike (261 kb) 


3 May 2017

National strategy needed to tackle illicit tobacco

Illegal tobacco consumption in Australia is now estimated to be worth up to $1.61 billion in foregone excise revenue, highlighting the need for a coordinated national approach to combat black market smuggling and production.

Illicit 2017 (224 kb) 


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) 

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