Latest Media Releases



18 December 2017
Government revenue plummets as criminals rake in $250 million

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) believes today’s announcement of a $250 million shortfall in tobacco excise is due to the flourishing illegal tobacco market.
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7 December 2017
BATA contributes $200 million in corporate tax

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) welcomed the release of Australian Tax Office (ATO) figures today showing that the company contributed $200 million in corporate tax.
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26 August 2017
Anti-tobacco activists come to aid of criminals

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) is frustrated at efforts to undermine action against the tobacco blackmarket.
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8 August 2017
Sydney Tobacco Raids Are Just The Beginning

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) commends the AFP, NSW Police and other agencies for their focus on illegal tobacco importers and dealers in their raids across Sydney this morning.
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23 June 2017
ACCC rejects application to reduce illegal tobacco

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA), Imperial Tobacco Australia (ITA) and Philip Morris Limited (PML) are disappointed by the ACCC’s decision to deny their application for approval to collectively cease selling legal tobacco products to retailers caught selling illegal tobacco.
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9 May 2017
Roll Your Own Tobacco Tax Hike to Further Fuel Tobacco Black Market

Commenting on the Government's move to increase tax on roll your own tobacco, British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) was disappointed that smokers are again being hit and warned that the measure will further drive the tobacco black-market.
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3 May 2017
National strategy needed to tackle illicit tobacco

Illegal tobacco consumption in Australia is now estimated to be worth up to $1.61 billion in foregone excise revenue, highlighting the need for a coordinated national approach to combat black market smuggling and production.
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23 March 2017
Time for a National Strategy on Illicit Tobacco

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) yesterday called upon the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (PJCLE) to recommend the Government adopt a National Anti-Illicit Tobacco Strategy.
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