A campaign to cut off the financial lifeline to big tobacco has seen $3 billion in divestments by Australian superannuation funds so far, but it doesn't include the major tobacco retailers — the supermarkets.
Peter Dutton may not have the profile of Malcolm Turnbull, but he has quietly accumulated a significant political career.
Australia wins a clear victory in a major trade dispute over its pioneering tobacco packaging law, with a panel of judges at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rejecting arguments brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm says that the expected increase in revenue generated in the Government's "Black Economy Package - combating illicit tobacco" relies on people who smoke illicit tobacco switching to legal tobacco. RMIT ABC Fact Check clears the air.
Health experts are urging Australian governments to sue international tobacco companies for billions of dollars in healthcare costs for treating smoking-related illnesses.
Australian Border Force and Commonwealth prosecutors are relying on evidence provided by Australia's biggest tobacco company to charge black market traders.
Oncologist Bronwyn King spent a decade helping patients suffering the consequences of smoking, only to discover she was an unwitting investor in big tobacco. That was the moment she decided to fight back.