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03rd October 2023
Victorian Legislative Council, Melbourne
Rachel Payne,
(Member for South-Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne)

To ask the Minister for Corrections (for the Minister for Police): 

In relation to illicit tobacco in Victoria:

(1)  How many people had been prosecuted for selling illicit tobacco in Victoria as at 3 October 2023.

(2)  Of the people identified in paragraph (1) how many are based in the —

(a)  Western Metropolitan Region; and

(b)  South-Eastern Metropolitan Region.

(3)  How many people, as at 3 October 2023, had been prosecuted for selling illegal vapes in Victoria and how many of these contained nicotine. 

(4)  Of those identified in paragraph (3) how many are based in the —

(a)  Western Metropolitan Region; and

(b)  South-Eastern Metropolitan Region.

(5)  How many people had been charged with smoking in a motor vehicle if a person under 18 is present in Victoria as at 3 October 2023.

(6)  How many people had been charged with vaping or smoking at an underage music event in Victoria as at 3 October 2023.

(7)  How many people had been charged for selling a vape to a minor in Victoria as at 3 October 2023.

(8)  How many people had been charged with selling tobacco to a minor in Victoria as at 3 October 2023.

(9)  How many tobacco retailers had been subject to criminal raids in Victoria as at 3 October 2023.

(10)  What steps is the Government taking to enforce vaping and tobacco regulations and to combat these raids. 

[Answer Pending]

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