In the wake of last week’s High Court’s decision to uphold the Government’s law mandating that cigarettes be sold in plain olive-coloured green boxes, all the players have behaved exactly as you would have expected.
The Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Health Minister Tanya Plibersek put out a mawkish press release which described the ruling as “a victory for all those families who have lost someone to a tobacco-related illness.’’
“For anyone who has ever lost someone, this is for you,’’ it said in a line which, with a bit of tweaking, might have made a pretty good slogan for a cigarette.
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