The Case Against the “Sugar Tax”
Under advice from the Australian Medical Association and mounting pressure from several Nutrition based groups discussion has begun about a sugar tax. Is it in our best interest to start putting tariffs on cooking ingredients? The Australian Medical Association recently released its Position Statement on Nutrition 2018, in which it stated that “Governments should consider … price signals to influence consumption” as a way of combating obesity. This is bringing about discussion of a “sugar tax”, one that’s receiving a very mixed reception. We had former advisor to the Howard Government and Principal at Cormorant Advice, Terry Barnes speak to us about this.