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
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