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When in Rome, refrain from selling off state assets

When in Rome, refrain from selling off state assets

Crikey readers have their say on asset sales, Malcolm Turnbull and tobacco plain packaging

Smokes but no cigar for David Gonski’s Fund

Smokes but no cigar for David Gonski’s Fund

David Gonski has been chairman of the Future Fund for only three months but already he's hit real trouble with the fund's surprising determination to invest in tobacco, writes James Kirby of Business Spectator.

Big pharma, big tobacco and opposition to plain packs

Big pharma, big tobacco and opposition to plain packs

In Australia the pharmaceutical industry stands to benefit from tens of millions of dollars of public money for smoking cessation medication through PBS subsidies. Marita Hefler reports.

The IPA research ‘funded by Big Tobacco’

The IPA research ‘funded by Big Tobacco’

It's been about a decade since anyone admitted it but someone has finally gone on the record to make the connection between right-wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs and Big Tobacco.

The cost of smoking

The cost of smoking

Crikey readers have their say.

Mayne v Andrews: big parties awash with pokies cash

Mayne v Andrews: big parties awash with pokies cash

Pokies industry donations for 2010-11 got a brief mention in yesterday’s coverage and they certainly make for interesting reading when totalled up.

Can Plibersek fulfil promise on cutting indigenous smoking?

Can Plibersek fulfil promise on cutting indigenous smoking?

What does the new Health Minister Tanya Plibersek think of Nicola Roxon’s promise to halve the prevalence of indigenous smoking by 2018, asks associate professor David Thomas?

New trade agreement threatens Australia’s laws on medicines and tobacco

New trade agreement threatens Australia’s laws on medicines and tobacco

Australia leads the world in many areas of public health but the Federal Government could be negotiating our achievements away, according to Dr Patricia Ranald.

What WAS Bronwyn Bishop smoking?

What WAS Bronwyn Bishop smoking?

The tobacco industry is unlike any other donor as its products kill people – but this has not stopped all parties from accepting their generous donations. And it didn't stop Bronwyn Bishop harassing witnesses at a Joint Standing Committee inquiry last week, writes Anne Jones.

Plain packaging and the ‘counterfeit’ scare mongering

Plain packaging and the ‘counterfeit’ scare mongering

It’s just a bit rich for the tobacco industry’s allies to be talking about "quality control" and "regulatory oversight" of a product that kills in the order of 20,000 Australians a year, writes Bill King, a public health researcher.