Federal government is sincerely making efforts to bring down the levels of smoking in the region for which it has also requested the legal authorities to force the cigarette companies for a plain packaging rule.
But it seems that the government has to wait for another week to learn whether its request for the world-first laws for plain packs of cigarettes has survived the High Court challenge made by big tobacco or no.
Yes, the decision from the court in the case is awaited next Wednesday but be it any judgment, reasons for the final decision won't be revealed until later this year.
The issue was dragged into court when the tobacco industry including big names like British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International, Philp Morris and Imperial Tobacco Australia filed an argument against the plea of introducing plain packaging law in April.
The companies argued that the decision is unconstitutional and it will extinguish all the brands and logos and that too without any compensation.
But on the other hand, the commonwealth has clearly insisted in her statement about its power to regulate cigarettes alike any other products that it sees harmful to human health.
The new recommendations if passed will see new packaging under Labor's plain packaging laws insisting drab olive-brown packs from December.
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