Topic archives: plain packaging

Plain packaging vindicated as court burns Philip Morris

July 12, 2016 6

The ruling could pave the way for countries to follow Australia's example, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

Smoking out the truth in the <em>Oz</em>‘s plain packaging war

Smoking out the truth in the Oz‘s plain packaging war

June 23, 2014 13

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.

The letter to the editor <em>The Australian</em> wouldn’t run

The letter to the editor The Australian wouldn’t run

June 20, 2014 42

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.

Media briefs: exclusive watch … Oz v Media Watch (yet again) … winners and losers …

Media briefs: exclusive watch … Oz v Media Watch (yet again) … winners and losers …

June 19, 2014 1

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.

Oz exclusive: Big Tobacco-funded research hates plain packaging

Oz exclusive: Big Tobacco-funded research hates plain packaging

June 6, 2014 24

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 ...

Crikey Clarifier: will Indonesia sink Australian plain packaging laws?

Crikey Clarifier: will Indonesia sink Australian plain packaging laws?

April 1, 2014 8

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.

Why Australian cigarette packaging has Brussels reaching for smelling salts

Why Australian cigarette packaging has Brussels reaching for smelling salts

January 9, 2014 3

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

July 24, 2013

Crikey readers have their s

Liz mum on plain packs in UK, thanks to Lynton

Liz mum on plain packs in UK, thanks to Lynton

May 9, 2013 4

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

On ciggies and grog, Roxon’s public health legacy is plain

On ciggies and grog, Roxon’s public health legacy is plain

February 11, 2013

Australia’s plain packaging cigarettes initiative has played an essential role in revitalising global action on tobacco. It's one of several reasons why Nicola Roxon's public health legacy deserves to recognition, writes Mike Daube.