Health experts reject industry-backed funding for alcohol research

Peter G Miller, Kypros Kypri, Tanya N Chikritzhs, Steven J Skov and George Rubin
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (12): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02647.x
Published online: 15 June 2009

To the Editor: The federal government is to be applauded for its decision to re-introduce the “alcopops” tax Bill to Parliament and to try to retain the $300 million raised so far for expenditure on services, programs and research to reduce alcohol-related harm in Australia. The alcopops tax was paid by consumers in the form of higher retail prices, which will fall dramatically if the government again fails to pass legislation to retain the tax.

  • Peter G Miller1
  • Kypros Kypri2
  • Tanya N Chikritzhs3
  • Steven J Skov4
  • George Rubin5

  • 1 School of Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 3 National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
  • 4 Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Darwin, NT.
  • 5 Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Sydney, NSW.



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