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Coca-Cola challenges state legislation in court

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Coca-Cola challenges state legislation in court


www.abc.net.au

THE Territory government has said a multi national soft drink company threatened to help the Opposition crush the container deposit legislation if Labor did not do it themselves.

Yesterday the Government confirmed that at a meeting last year between Coca Cola Amatil and a senior minister, the company "indicated that unless the NT Government abandoned cash for container legislation, they would be approaching the CLP to discuss how they might help them oppose the bill".

The NT News believes the company met with Deputy Chief Minister Delia Lawrie and its representatives told her they woul
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Cmon Coca-Cola the nt has some of the worst living conditions/poverty and unemployment rates in australia and your getting anrgy over 10 cents
good to see the government say 'see you in court'

cant really see the government loosing that, but i guess you never know. id like to see all states take on the program! give them a taste of their own medicine (get it coke=oldmedicine)

the story snippet is from the 1st additional link as the main link is only a video



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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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I disagree, why should coke be forced to pay for the poor in the society? The govt is selectively taxing an industry to pay towards bad life decisions



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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coke doesnt pay
the cans are depostited at recycling depots owned privatley or by places like scouts and sold for scrap or recycled



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Another sad example of Big Corporations flexing financial muscles to get their own way. I hate the stuff and refuse to drink anything with secret recipes and 9 spoons of sugar anymore but it does go to show just how nasty big business is. I remember deposit money on glass lemonade bottles as a kid and was most thrilled to be able to take them back to the store and get money for sweeties. And aluminium is quite a valuable thing, when compared to the costs of mining bauxite and processing it.



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