Vaping problem in schools a result of catastrophic regulatory failure, say major retail representative groups

Representatives of thousands of small businesses say vaping black markets are thriving and the answer is to cut off supply to minors Australian retailers are calling for an urgent overhaul of regulations on vaping products and an enforcement crackdown following reports of widespread use of vapes in Queensland schools. In a joint statement, the leaders…

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RETAIL INDUSTRY LEADERS WELCOME CRACKDOWN TO CURB SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S TOBACCO BLACK MARKET

Representatives of thousands of small businesses say tougher penalties on illicit tobacco sales is needed to halt criminal tobacco trade. The leaders of three major national retail groups representing thousands of businesses across the country have today welcomed a push from South Australia legislators that would see increased financial penalties inflicted on those who trade…

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AACS PLEA FOR ACTION ON ILLEGAL TOBACCO BY THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT FALLS ON DEAF EARS

The Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has expressed its disappointment in the Federal Government’s lacklustre reply to a set of recommendations put forward in a report by the Joint  Parliamentary Committee on Law Enforcement (PJCLE) to help the convenience store industry fight against illicit tobacco. “Many of the recommendations put forward by the PJCLE…

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Industry groups back business saving COVID repeal bill

Peak industry bodies the National Retail Association (NRA), the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), The Surf & Boardsports Industry Association (SBIA), Snowsports Industry of Australia (SIA), Restaurant & Catering Industry Association of Australia (RCA) and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) have backed moves by the New South Wales Government to repeal Section 19B…

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Retail industry leaders welcome regulatory review to tackle Victoria’s tobacco black market

Representatives of thousands of small businesses say stronger police enforcement powers, appropriate licensing of tobacco sales, and on the spot fines are key to addressing the booming ‘chop chop’ market. The leaders of three major national retail representative groups representing thousands of businesses across the country have today welcomed reports that the Victorian Government will…

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AACS Calls for Assistance to tackle Labour Shortages to Ensure Recovery

The petrol and convenience sector in Australia are feeling the effects of the dramatic drop in international temporary visa holders and international students. Figures released by the ATO last week suggested that as a result of closed borders job vacancies within the retail trade had jumped 80% from 19000 to 35000 between February 2020 to…

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