Govt may sue big tobacco for smoking-related health costs

A spokesperson for SA Health Minister John Hill told MO that Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek had agreed to Mr Hill’s request to pursue legal advice from the attorney-general’s office about a class action against big tobacco at a health ministers’ meeting earlier this month.

“At the same time, South Australia’s going to be pursuing some early legal advice,” the spokesperson said. “This is at a very early stage but there was interest in the matter from the other ministers.” 

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