Malcolm Turnbull has serious questions to answer about his continued investment in Big Tobacco.
Reporting today reveals that Mr Turnbull continues to have shares in three funds that invest in tobacco.
Malcolm Turnbull has the choice about where he invests his money – and he knows these funds invest in tobacco companies.
Does Malcolm Turnbull seriously think it is acceptable for the Prime Minister of this country to have a financial stake in two of the world’s biggest tobacco companies?
Smoking continues to be the largest cause of preventable disease and death in Australia. The most recent statistics estimate that 80 per cent of lung cancer burden and 75 per cent of chronic obstructive burden are attributable to tobacco smoking.
Political leadership is critical to ensure tobacco smoking continues to decline in Australia.
While the Prime Minister continues to invest in Big Tobacco, he has zero credibility on this important health issue.
By contrast, Labor has not accepted donations from tobacco companies in more than a decade. This is a position that continues to be reflected in Labor’s National Platform.
SUNDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2016