A Shorten government would further substantially increase the excise on tobacco, taking the price of a packet of 25 cigarettes to nearly A$41 by 2020 and boosting revenue by $47.7 billion over a decade. Under the plan, leaked earlier and announced on Tuesday, excise would rise by 12.5% on September 1, 2017, and then by ...
Labor would slug smokers to boost revenue, improve health
By Michelle Grattan
26 Nov 2015