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Crikey Clarifier: will Indonesia sink Australian plain packaging laws?

Crikey Clarifier: will Indonesia sink Australian plain packaging laws?

Crikey April 1, 2014 8 Comments

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.

Plan B? How a green tariff could save the carbon price

Plan B? How a green tariff could save the carbon price

Cathy Alexander January 6, 2014 22 Comments

Here's a way to save the carbon price; levy a green tariff at the border, so Australian industry doesn't suffer. Critics say that would breach international trade law, but hold on -- Crikey has found that's not necessarily the case.