EXPLOSION IN ILLICIT TOBACCO UNDERMINES HARM REDUCTION EFFORTS

Illicit tobacco is the number 1 issue, and if it’s not properly addressed, the Government’s announcement will stall The Government must have a strategy regarding illicit tobacco & consider adopting the recommendations by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Law Enforcement (PJCLE) Inquiry into Illicit Tobacco We urge the Government to sit down and address this…

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FOOD INDUSTRY WARNS GOVERNMENT OF LONG-TERM FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

Food Inflation to impact consumers for at least twelve months, possibly two years The National Food Supply Chain Alliance, made up of nine influential national food industry associations, says long term supply chain issues, including ongoing natural disasters and labour shortages, are set to increase food prices for the forceable future. It says recent threats…

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FOOD ALLIANCE’S CALL FOR A NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY STRATEGY TO STABILISE FOOD
PRICES AND PROTECT CONSUMERS PAYS DIVIDENDS

Government announces inquiry into Food Security in Australia The National Food Supply Chain Alliance, made up of nine national food industry associations representing 160,000 businesses, says the Government’s announcement that it will commence an inquiry into food security in Australia is welcome and is something the Alliance has been calling for, for many months, following…

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REGULATED RESPONSIBLE RETAILING CAN SOLVE AUSTRALIA’S BROKEN VAPING LAWS

Today’s revelations of Victoria’s rampant illegal black market for nicotine vaping products should be the urgent wakeup call for all Australian Governments to step in and push for a sweeping overhaul of failed laws. The Victorian Smoking and Health Survey released this week shows there are more than 300,000 vapers in Victoria and indicates three-quarters…

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URGENCY FOR LABOUR ACROSS AUSTRALIA’S FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN HAS NOT BEEN RECOGNISED AT JOBS SUMMIT PUTTING FOOD SECURITY AT RISK

The lack of immediate solutions will lead to higher food prices for consumers and reduced food availability In the lead up to the Jobs and Skills Summit, Australia’s top peak food industry bodies calculated the food supply chain needed 172,000 skilled and unskilled workers from paddock to plate to continue the effective provision of food…

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1.1 MILLION REASONS TO REGULATE AUSTRALIA’S ILLEGAL VAPE INDUSTRY

E-CIGARETTE BAN FAILING AS CONSUMER DEMAND SURGES WITH 1.1 MILLION AUSTRALIANS CHOOSING TO VAPE 260% RISE IN FIVE YEARS; TREND ACCELERATING SINCE BAN ON NICOTINE VAPE SALES CALL FOR URGENT REGULATION OF VAPE SALES TO TACKLE THE UNREGULATED BLACK MARKET More than 1.1 million Australian adults are now choosing to vape, with nearly half a…

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