Alcohol taxation policy in Australia: public health imperatives for action

Gavin H Mooney
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (12): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02649.x
Published online: 15 June 2009

To the Editor: Skov puts the case for an alcohol taxation policy in Australia.1 Few people, if any, in public health would disagree that alcohol is a serious public health issue in Australia, and few would doubt that higher prices will reduce consumption. But why tax the consumers directly? Why not tax the providers?

  • Gavin H Mooney

  • School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.



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