Melbourne JD Sample Class - Plain Packaging
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Prof Andrew Mitchell
The Australian Parliament has passed legislation that requires plain packaging of tobacco products. The legislation will restrict or prohibit the use of tobacco industry logos, colours, brand imagery and promotional text on tobacco product packaging other than brand names and product names in a standard colour, font style and position. Predictably, the tobacco industry has taken issue with the initiative. Part of the industry’s response is to suggest that a number of domestic and international legal barriers preclude plain packaging. One objection is that the initiative would require the Australian Government to pay compensation, on the basis that it entails an acquisition of property under S.51(xxxi) of the Australian Constitution. Another suggestion is that it may be contrary to Australia’s obligations under the World Trade Organization, preferential trade agreements, or bilateral investment treaties. This presentation explains the actual and potential international legal challenges and the extent to which international laws constrain public health initiatives.
Old Arts Building, Theatre C
The University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC
- We strive to ensure the accuracy of information in our database but please be advised that details are subject to change. Where appropriate, we will contact you regarding such changes before finalising your registration/order.
- I understand that I may be filmed, audio recorded and/or photographed and that these may be used in materials and publications produced by Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne and its affiliates.
- My name and contact details may be included, at the discretion of the organiser, in materials relating to the event including, but not limited to, Melbourne Law School electronic and printed materials and materials produced by the organiser.
- The information on this form is being collected by Melbourne Law School and its associated research centres. You can contact Melbourne Law School on +61 3 8344 4475. The information is being collected to enable processing of your registration to an event hosted by Melbourne Law School and its associated research centres.
- Information may also be passed on to other groups within the Melbourne Law School for the purpose of updating databases and producing communications relevant to the Melbourne Law School.
Terms & Conditions for Paid Events
- Online payments may only be made by credit card (Amex and Diners are not accepted). If you need to pay by cheque, please email the contact person for the event allowing sufficient time prior to the event to ensure that payments may be processed.
- All prices are in Australian Dollars and include 10% GST (tax) where chargeable. GST is payable by overseas registrants.
- Refunds may only be provided based on the details and dates provided in the event brochure or event web site. Where cancellations are not eligible for a refund, a replacement delegate will be permitted.
- Late registrations and registration changes may incur an administration fee.