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Move over, Charlie! Victoria identified as the chocolate ‘capital’

Roy Morgan research has shown that 14.2 million Australians aged 14 and over consume chocolate in an average four-week period, with Victoria identified as the chocolate ‘capital’. Chocolate bars were identified as the preferred choice (10.98 million or 77.5 per cent of all Australian chocolate consumers) over chocolate blocks (8.91 …

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Government cracks down on compliance

The Morrison government is making sure all Australians get what they pay for, with “concentrated blitzes” across four major retail sectors. According to the government, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) 2019-20 National Compliance Plan will focus on fuel retailers, major supermarkets, licensed premises, and meat, fish and poultry retailers. Compliance …

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New laws to help stamp out illicit tobacco imports

The Australian government announced the commencement of new laws this week that will “protect Australia’s borders from the importation of smuggled tobacco products”. The Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood says that the commencement of these new laws prohibit the importation of specified tobacco products without …

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