This collaboration between the US group, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, is a perfect example of how the WTA can be helpful to global taxpayer protection movement. Building relationships, sharing ideas, and helping one another fight against global threats to the taxpayer.
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) has been sounding the alarm on various attempts by governments around the globe to institute plain packaging policies for tobacco. Australia was the first country to pass legislation mandating plain packaging of tobacco and after just a few years, the impact has been exactly what TPA warned they would be: greater tobacco consumption, increased illicit trade, and loss of revenue. Last week, the following submission was made to the Australian Parliament for public comments regarding the plain packaging laws. You can also download the full submission by clicking here.
I wanted to thank Tim Andrews for alerting us to this opportunity. In my opinion, this is exactly the type pf coordination groups from around the world need to do more of.
If you submitted comments, please feel free to share with the group.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance