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

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.

Correspondence: steven.skov@nt.gov.au


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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