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Will a uniform volumetric tax on alcohol reduce alcohol-related harm?

Alcohol costs the Australian society between $15 billion and $36 billion per year. Does increasing the price of harm reduce the cost on society?

The Royal Australasian College of Physcians think so, and are proposing a volumetric tax on alcohol which could increase the price of wine.

But the wine industry isn’t so convinced it will make a difference.


Producer: Ellen Leabeater

Speakers:
Professor Nick Talley – President of the Royal Australian College of Physicians
Jon Wardle – Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health at UTS
Andrew Weeks – Executive Director, WineGrape Growers Australia

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