ACCC acts on fire-hazard cigarettes

The ACCC has accepted court-enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris and Zen Sensation not to supply cigarettes that do not meet the mandatory reduced-fire-risk safety standard. Cigarettes sold in Australia must meet the mandatory safety standard to self-extinguish when left unattended. Before the reduced-fire-risk standard was adopted, discarded cigarettes and …

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Know the law – or else, says ACAPMA

Following a second group of fuel retail businesses becoming embroiled in an employment compliance scandal, the Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA) has made a commitment to ensure all member businesses are fully aware of their obligations under Australian employment law.  “Paying employees in full accordance with Australian employment …

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Tasmanian Government considers increasing the tobacco licence fee

Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services is inviting public comment on the draft Public Health (Tobacco Seller’s Licence) Regulations 2009.  The regulations, if enacted, would increase the tobacco licence fee under sections 74B and 74F of the Public Health Act 1997 from 239 fee units to 478 fee units …

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