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Thursday, August 04, 2011
Big tobacco tries to get behind plain packaging in Federal Court.
The challenge by British American Tobacco Australia in the Federal Court this week to a Freedom of Information decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal refusing access to legal advice regarding plain packaging is receiving plenty of publicity, for example Big Tobacco fights for govt legal advice. Here was my take on the AAT decision in April-the case raises interesting issues regarding the Parliamentary Privileges Act, and waiver of legal professional privilege.