Illegal $40m tobacco-growing operation found west of Brisbane

Illegal $40m tobacco-growing operation found west of Brisbane

1 month ago
Queensland Police and the Australian Tax Office have uncovered 10 acres of illegal tobacco – an estimated 25 tonnes – with a value of almost $40 million. The discovery was made in Linthorpe, about 135 kilometres west of Brisbane and located within the Toowoomba region, when police and ATO officers searched a property this week. According to the ATO, it is illegal to grow tobacco in Australia without a licence, and there have been no […]
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$84m of tobacco seized in NSW/Vic

3 months ago
More than $84 million worth of tobacco has been seized in a two-day blitz that’s disrupted three illicit tobacco growing operations in regional Victoria and NSW. Last Wednesday, the Illicit Tobacco Taskforce, a multi-agency task force led by the Australian Border Force, uncovered 26 hectares of tobacco crops in Kyalite, NSW. The ITTF seized and destroyed more than 183 tonnes of illicit tobacco, which had a potential excise value of $36 million. The NSW Natural […]
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Tasmania now free of cigarette and tobacco vending machines

7 months ago
The last cigarette and tobacco vending machine has been removed from Tasmania, in a move that’s been hailed by tobacco control advocates. In February this year, the removal of a device from the Huon Valley Council area made the state cigarette machine-free. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re gone forever. Quit Tasmania director Abby Smith said there was now a prime opportunity for the state government to amend… Read more…
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Charter Hall takes $840 million stake in BP sites

2 years ago
Listed property company Charter Hall Group has agreed to spend $840 million on a 49 per cent stake in a portfolio of 225 BP sites with a weighted average lease expiry (WALE) of 20 years. The portfolio, worth $1.7 billion, represents the majority of BP’s owned convenience retail properties in Australia. Charter Hall will split its investment between two of its listed funds, with the Charter Hall Long Wale REIT owning 50 per cent, the […]
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