15 August 2012

High Court Rules Against Big Tobacco

Well, it looks as if the High Court has ruled in favour of the Government. Here's the decision. There are no reasons given at this stage.

It appears that the tobacco companies were relying on the argument that it was unconstitutional for the government to appropriate intellectual property. However, the High Court has found that there was no acquisition of intellectual property.

It is always difficult to find decent articles when it comes to controversial, high profile decisions. But here's one from the ABC website.

I will keep an eye out for the reasons.

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