News

26 Oct 2011

Proposed mandatory standard for tobacco labelling (graphic health warnings): second round consultation paper released

The ACCC has released the second round consultation paper and is seeking comments on the proposed mandatory Tobacco Labelling (Graphic Health Warnings) Standard by 8 November 2011. It is intended to be in place by 1 January 2012, with full compliance required by 1 July 2012.
5 Feb 2010

WA bans toy-like novelty cigarette lighters

Toy-like novelty cigarette lighters are being banned in Western Australia from today (5 February 2010), amid fears children could literally end up playing with fire.
23 Jan 2010

Toy-like cigarette lighters banned

Minister for Fair Trading Peter Lawlor has ordered an interim ban on the sale of toy-like novelty cigarette lighters in Queensland.
15 Jan 2010

Novelty cigarette lighters banned

The Commissioner for Fair Trading, Mr Jon Quiggin, today announced that a range of novelty cigarette lighters shaped like toys such as frogs, hammers, cars and ducks will be banned from sale pending further investigations.
6 Jan 2010

Novelty lighters banned

Cigarette lighters that look like toys have been banned from sale in South Australia to prevent fires and burn injuries to children and adults.
5 Aug 2009

Order to display anti-smoking posters confirmed by Federal Court

Darwin tobacconist Colin Thompson must display specified anti-smoking posters in his shop for three months, the Federal Court has confirmed.
21 Jul 2009

Suppliers scolded over illegal hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is leading a nation-wide blitz on unsafe hot water bottles after more than 10 people in New South Wales were hospitalised with severe burns this winter alone.
3 Jul 2009

ACCC takes action for breach of undertakings by Darwin tobacconist

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed Federal Court proceedings alleging breaches of court enforceable undertakings by a Darwin tobacconist, Colin Thompson.
30 Apr 2009

Tobacconist stopped from masking anti-smoking messages

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission action has stopped Darwin tobacconist Mr Colin Thompson from covering health warnings, images and Quitline information on cigarette packets with stickers.
22 Sep 2008

Refunds, replacement of tobacco products over incorrect labelling

Refunds or replacement of tobacco products will be offered to retailers as part of a court-enforceable undertaking offered by Raktos Distribution Services Pty Limited and its directors and accepted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.