Media

15 Sep E-cigarettes ban rethink

A LIBERAL backbencher has called for a rethink of Australia’s ban on nicotine e-cigarettes, arguing the devices could spell the end of harmful cigarette smoking. Senator James Paterson said some of the reasons cited by health groups for maintaining the ban were puzzling. He said he hoped the government would facilitate rather than block moves to legalise what...

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07 Sep Self interest will sink media reforms

By Lucy Battersby A government senator has warned media companies not to let self-interest scuttle industry reform by lobbying against the bill before Parliament. "I think generally there is agreement in the industry that reform is necessary," Senator James Paterson said during a discussion at the Australian...

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