Big tobacco still in politics as Greg Hunt caves on vaping rules – Politics Article

Why are the Nationals leading the charge on protecting the interests of the vaping industry? Health Minister Greg Hunt (Image: AAP/James Ross) It’s been a while since Australia saw overt political lobbying from the tobacco industry. But there are signs that things may be ramping up.  On Friday Health Minister Greg Hunt caved to pressure from within his own party to delay new restrictions on importing liquid nicotine, used for vaping.  It followed a letter from 28 Liberal and National…

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Liberal campaign against Yates in Kooyong shows up truth in political advertising law – Politics Article

Independent for Kooyong Oliver Yates believes he’s been the target of a misleading political campaign. Now he’s calling for reform. (Image: Getty) Political parties have been throwing around a growing list of suspect claims and counterclaims during this election campaign, leaving Australian voters caught in the crossfire with no way of discerning the truth. It is not unlawful for anyone running for office to use misleading and deceptive conduct in political advertisements under the Electoral Act — and politicians rely…

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