Gambling, alcohol and cigarettes all hit in Budget 2012

Gambling, alcohol and cigarettes are all being hit in the budget.

The government's to introduce legislation extending the betting duty to remote betting.

The VAT increase of 2 per cent will apply to alcohol - but no other excise increase will be applied.

In addition, Minister Noonan says a packet of cigarettes will increase by 25 cent from midnight tonight:

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