Senate debates

Tuesday, 19 April 2016


Tobacco Taxation

6:24 pm

Photo of David LeyonhjelmDavid Leyonhjelm (NSW, Liberal Democratic Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate notes:

(a) tobacco taxes fall disproportionately on the poor;

(b) Australia's taxation of tobacco is already high by international standards; and

(c) higher tobacco taxes will promote the production and smuggling of illicit tobacco by organised crime.

Question negatived.