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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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Industry figures welcome new Deputy PM

Following Barnaby Joyce’s controversy-riddled resignation, Australian retailers and industry bodies have welcomed Michael McCormack as new leader of the National Party of Australia and Deputy Prime Minister. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell congratulated the Deputy PM on his appointment. “Michael McCormack was a diligent and committed …

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Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH program supported by retail industry

Earlier this week, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Executive Director Russell Zimmerman showed his support for the government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program. According to a statement released by the ARA, the organisation has been working with the federal government to help young people in Australia looking to enter the …

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