Mathias Cormann says government is targeting growing problem of illegal supply chains

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The Turnbull government will aim to raise $3.6bn over four years through a crackdown on illicit tobacco to be announced in Tuesday’s budget.

On Sunday, the finance minister, Mathias Cormann, confirmed the plan to prevent the sale of 864 tonnes of illicit tobacco that escapes duties each year.

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