Is the “alcopops” tax working? Probably yes but there is a bigger picture

Steven J Skov, Tanya N Chikritzhs, Kypros Kypri, Peter G Miller, Wayne D Hall, Michael M Daube and A Rob Moodie
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (2): 84-86.
  • Steven J Skov1
  • Tanya N Chikritzhs2
  • Kypros Kypri3
  • Peter G Miller4
  • Wayne D Hall5
  • Michael M Daube6
  • A Rob Moodie7

  • 1 Alcohol Advisory Group, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA.
  • 3 Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 4 School of Psychology, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC.
  • 5 University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 6 McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, Curtin University, Perth, WA.
  • 7 Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.



We thank Bruce Armstrong, Kate Conigrave, Alex Wodak and Les Bolitho for their helpful comments on drafts of this article.

Competing interests:

Rob Moodie is the Chair of the National Preventative Health Taskforce.

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