July, 2018

The team changing Australia’s behaviour, one nudge at a time

, Jul 05, 2018

The government's BETA team are working out tiny, near-invisible ways to influence our everyday decisions.

Plain packaging vindicated as court burns Philip Morris

, Jul 12, 2016

The ruling could pave the way for countries to follow Australia's example, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.
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Smoking out the truth in the Oz‘s plain packaging war

, Jun 23, 2014

You can cherry-pick the data to prove the case either way, but it seems The Australian's war on plain packaging is self-defeating in the face of evidence.
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The letter to the editor The Australian wouldn’t run

, Jun 20, 2014

When public health expert Professor Mike Daube wrote to the Oz about their 'exclusive' plain packaging yarn, they refused to publish his letter in full. Here's what it said.
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Media briefs: exclusive watch … Oz v Media Watch (yet again) … winners and losers …

, Jun 19, 2014

The Australian is now taking the ABC to the Australian Communications and Media Authority over its plain packaging story. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
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Oz exclusive: Big Tobacco-funded research hates plain packaging

, Jun 06, 2014

Christian Kerr has insisted that plain packaging is not curbing Australians' cigarette habit in this morning's Australian. Where do the numbers come from? It's there that things get interesting ...
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Crikey Clarifier: will Indonesia sink Australian plain packaging laws?

, Apr 01, 2014

Indonesia has become the third country to challenge Australia's plain packaging laws for cigarettes. Freelancer writer Sally Whyte talks to experts about the case -- and who is likely to win.
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Why Australian cigarette packaging has Brussels reaching for smelling salts

, Jan 09, 2014

The European Union and United States were on the verge of a landmark free-trade agreement, but an Australian court case has thrown a huge spanner in the works. ABC journalist James Panichi, on leave in Brussels, reports at Inside Story.

Up in smoke

, Jul 24, 2013

Crikey readers have their s
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Liz mum on plain packs in UK, thanks to Lynton

, May 09, 2013

What happened to David Cameron's pledge to use plain packaging to discourage smoking? Australian political operative Lynton Crosby happened, apparently.