Daily Archives: July 1, 2013

Prime Minister’s overseas trip linked to tobacco group

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd accepted international flights and hotel accommodation from a German foundation that controls one of the key elements of the international tobacco industry, despite his earlier statements that “cigarettes kill people.”
Statements, Mr. Rudd interests filed in the federal parliament show that in October last year, he was given a return international tickets and accommodation for two days in Berlin Koerber Foundation, a German non-profit organization, is the sole owner of the world’s leading supplier of machines for the production of filter cigarettes.