Scoreboard history

History

Every year since 1994 ACOSH in partnership with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has critiqued the performance of Australian states and territories performance in tobacco control.

Each year at the AMA’s national conference, which coincides with World No Tobacco Day 31 May, the results from the scoreboard are used to applaud the government(s) who have achieved outstanding results for tobacco control over the past year and award the ‘Dirty Ashtray Award’ to the government(s) which have performed the most poorly.

 

Results from National Tobacco Control Scoreboard
since 1994

 

Year

Dirty Ashtray

Dirty Ashtray Runner Up

Best Performer

1994 NT QLD WA
1995 NT&TAS QLD WA
1996 QLD TAS ACT
1997 QLD NSW ACT
1998 QLD NT TAS
1999 QLD&NT VIC ACT
2000 NT QLD WA
2001 NT SA TAS
2002 NT QLD VIC
2003 QLD TAS NT
2004 TAS NSW&VIC NT
2005 ACT NT QLD/TAS
2006 NT ACT QLD/WA
2007 NT ACT WA
2008 NT ACT QLD/WA
2009 SA NT/TAS VIC
2010 SA NT NSW/WA
2011 QLD VIC WA
2012 VIC QLD SA
2013 VIC QLD TAS
2014 SA QLD ACT/TAS
2015 SA VIC/NT/NSW/TAS Federal Government
2016 NT VIC Federal Government

In 2012 the Australian Government was also awarded with a special Global Leadership Award for leading international action on tobacco over the past year with the introduction of world-leading plain packaging legislation despite massive and desperate opposition from the tobacco industry.

Big Tobacco was also condemned with the Global Coffin Nail Award for its desperate, devious and dishonest tactics in opposing the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products.

For more information, please read the following AMA media releases: