180 jobs to go as tobacco plant closes

Philip Morris blames fire safety regulations for closure of Melbourne factory.

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is closing its cigarette factory in suburban Melbourne, blaming Australia’s stringent fire safety regulations for the loss of up to 180 jobs.

In another blow to Australian manufacturing, Philip Morris Limited this morning announced the closure of the Moorabbin factory after almost 60 years of operation, moving the jobs to South Korea.


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