Government tobacco purchase under fire

Greens health spokesperson Senator Richard Di Natale said rather than divesting itself of tobacco stocks, the government’s Future Fund now has almost a quarter of a billion dollars in companies like Philip Morris and British American Tobacco.

“This undermines all of the good work we’ve done in tobacco control with measures such as plain packaging,” he said.

“It’s particularly galling when you consider they are the same companies taking legal action against the government.”

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