Statutory Review of the Western Australian Tobacco Products Control Act 2006

Closed 6 Nov 2020

Opened 25 Sep 2020


Robust legislation is the cornerstone of tobacco control. Western Australia (WA) has had comprehensive tobacco legislation in place since 1990, and along with complementary Commonwealth legislation, it has played an important part in bringing down the prevalence of smoking among Western Australians.

A review of WA’s tobacco control legislation is now being undertaken to ensure that it remains contemporary, relevant and responsive to new and emerging issues in tobacco control.

We are seeking your views on the operation and effectiveness of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 and the Tobacco Products Control Regulations 2006. We would like to hear if you think this legislation is achieving its purposes, and how it could be improved. We are also seeking stakeholder views on other evidence-based legislative reforms that could update and strengthen WA’s tobacco control legislation to ensure that it continues to meet its objectives.

Please read the discussion paper provided at the bottom of this page before making a submission.

You may find it helpful to refer to the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 and the Tobacco Products Control Regulations 2006 which are available below.

In the interests of transparency, respondents are asked to disclose whether they have any direct or indirect links to, or conflicts of interest, or receive funding from the tobacco and/or e-cigarette industry.

Anonymous submissions will not be accepted.


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