CJRC researcher Associate Professor Mark Lauchs from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently co-authored an article titled “An analysis of the Australian illicit tobacco market” published in the Journal of Financial Crime.
Using a collation of disparate government reports, industry research, media and court documents, the article aims to provide an overview of the Australian illicit tobacco market by outlining the sources of the demand, size of the market and methods of supply.
The findings suggest the market is driven by the extremely high tax on tobacco in Australia. Australia’s geography emphasises on large shipments from overseas rather than small-scale smuggling. The likely market is for migrant communities with much higher smoker rates than in the mainstream community.
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