Last month Phillip Morris announced it plans to sue Australia over the proposed plain packaging legislation for tobacco products.
The Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 was introduced into Parliament on 6 July and, following its 1st and 2nd Readings, has been referred to the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee for Health and Ageing. The Bill was also introduced with the Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011.
The Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill and the EM can be downloaded from here.
The Trade Marks Amendment … Bill and its EM from here.
The House Committee has requested submissions on the Bill by 22 July 2011.
The Committee’s Media Alert.