Australia

May 17, 2016
Cigarette packs in Australia before and after plain packaging. Image courtesy of Quit Victoria.

Investment tribunal dismisses Philip Morris Asia’s challenge to Australia’s plain packaging

On 17 December 2015, the Arbitral Tribunal dismissed Philip Morris Asia’s challenge to Australia’s plain packaging laws under a 1993 bilateral investment treaty between Australia and […]
June 27, 2017
Group photo of McCabe Centre ILTP May 2017

Australia: Sixth McCabe Centre Intensive Legal Training Course on Law and NCDs takes place in Melbourne

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer recently completed its 6th Intensive Legal Training Course on law and noncommunicable disease prevention. 18 participants from 14 countries […]
July 27, 2017
Cigarette packs in Australia before and after plain packaging. Image courtesy of Quit Victoria.

Philip Morris ordered to pay Australia for costs of defending tobacco plain packaging investment challenge

On 13 July 2017, the tribunal constituted to hear Philip Morris Asia Ltd’s (PMA) investment treaty challenge against Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws ordered PMA to […]
October 3, 2017

Australia’s plain packaging laws at the WTO: progress to date

This post summarises the developments so far in the ongoing Australia — Plain Packaging WTO cases. We will be regularly updating it as the cases progress. The […]