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EV SALES PREDICTIONS PLUNGE AMID ROLL OUT OF SECOND-RATE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

22 November 2023

Small business petrol station owners have renewed a call for the Federal Government tohelp fund critical power grid upgrades that…

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON ILLEGAL VAPED AFTER JUST 0.4 PER CENT OF BLACK MARKET PRODUCT SEIZED

09 November 2023

In response to calls for action from Australia’s lawful retail industry, the Australian Association of Convenience Stores welcomes the seizure…

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NEW DATA EXPOSES AUSTRALIA’S RAMPANT VAPE BLACK MARKET

01 November 2023

Despite Health Minister Mark Butler’s promise to crack down on illegal vapes, new Roy Morgan data released today reveals more…

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AUSTRALIANS WANT TOBACCO LAWS TO EXTEND TO VAPES – REDBRIDGE POLL FINDS

24 October 2023

With the Public Health Tobacco and Other Products Bill scheduled for debate this Tuesday, new RedBridge research has found the…

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NEW TOBACCO LAWS WILL FUEL RAMPANT BLACK MARKET TRADE

14 September 2023

Illicit tobacco dealers will continue to cash in on selling dodgy products to unsuspecting Aussies, despite the Federal Government’s planned…

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HEALTH MINISTERS MUST ENGAGE WITH RETAIL INDUSTRY TO TACKLE BLACK-MARKET VAPING

16 August 2023

Federal and State Health Ministers’ Working Group are meeting today to discuss a national crackdown on vaping must immediately start…

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AACS WOMEN IN CONVENIENCE EVENT – KEY THEMES, PHOTO GALLERY & PRESENTATIONS

07 August 2023

AACS held its first Women in Convenience event for 2023 in Sydney on 19th July, at the Pullman Hotel Hyde…

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SMALL BUSINESSES GIVEN UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO GET BACK ON TRACK WITH TAX

09 June 2023

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging small businesses that have overdue income tax returns, fringe benefits tax returns or…

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AACS WELCOMES SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL NICOTINE VAPE SALES

09 June 2023

The Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has applauded the South Australian Government’s crackdown on the sale of illicit nicotine…

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SIGNIFICANT LABOUR SHORTAGES ACROSS FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN WEIGHING ON GROWTH, COST OF LIVING

09 June 2023

Call for federal government to identify migration solutions Australia’s top peak food industry bodies, which calculated the food supply chain…

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QLD JOINS FIGHT AGAINST ILLICIT TOBACCO AND VAPING PRODUCTS WITH STRICT NEW LAWS, VIC LEFT BEHIND

26 May 2023

The Queensland Parliament’s move to strictly licence and police the sale of tobacco products has been welcomed by the nation’s…

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OVER 90 MILLION ILLICIT VAPES AND NOT A SINGLE DOLLAR FOR ENFORCEMENT: HEALTH MINISTER’S INCOMPETENCE EXPOSED

11 May 2023

The Health Minister’s blatant failure to allocate a single dollar towards black market vaping enforcement in the budget shows that…

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