Tobacco Control Coalition Inc v. Philip Morris (Australia) Ltd & Ors

This was a proceeding commenced by a tobacco control group against a number of the tobacco manufacturers alleging misleading or deceptive in contravention of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and the various state Fair Trading Acts. In particular, the Tobacco Control Coalition Inc (TCCI) alleged that each of the companies knew that nicotine was addictive and that smoking caused disease and, despite that knowledge, promoted the sale of cigarettes, represented that certain brands were less hazardous than others, and lobbied governments against tobacco control measures (amongst other things).

In a previous decision, the Court had ordered that the TCCI pay security for costs (see: Tobacco Control Coalition Inc v. Philip Morris (Australia) Ltd & Ors [2000] FCA 1004 (27 July 2000). In this case, the Court considered an application by TCCI for an extension of time to pay the security for costs.

Wilcox J granted TCCI's application for an extension of time for a further 3 months to 15 December 2000, noting (among other things), that the litigation was brought in the public interest and raised issues of public importance.


Tobacco Control Coalition Inc v. Philip Morris (Australia) Ltd & Ors

  • Australia
  • Sep 14, 2000
  • Federal Court of Australia


Plaintiff Tobacco Control Coalition Inc


  • Philip Morris (Australia) Limited
  • Philip Morris Ltd
  • Rothmans Holdings Ltd
  • Rothmans of Pall Mall (Australia) Limited
  • WD & HO Wills (Australia) Ltd
  • WD & HO Wills Holdings Ltd

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

Substantive Issues

Type of Tobacco Product