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- Gippsland by-election targeted by alcopop makers
- Colvin, Mark; Cowan, Jane; McKay, Doug; Costar, Brian
- The hottest topic in the south-east corner of Victoria is not alcohol but water, and the lack of it. But the makers of pre-mixed spirits are trying to make the new alcopop tax an issue in the coming Gippsland by-election. They're running ads calling on the Federal Government to do away with the tax, and they admit it's a blatant attempt to use the by-election to further their cause. Observers say it's an unusual tactic on the part of a lobby group, and they doubt that it will work.
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- Radio broadcast
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Institute for Social Research
- 'PM', presented by Mark Colvin, 16 June 2008
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- Alcopops; By elections; Elections; Gippsland; Politics; Victoria
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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- Copyright © 2008 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Podcast and transcript reproduced with the kind permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
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- Podcast and transcript of an interview that aired on the ABC Local Radio program 'PM' on 16 June 2008. Reporter: Jane Cowan.
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