National Alcohol Strategy should include tax reform
The announcement that the National Alcohol Strategy 2019–2028 (the NAS) has been agreed to by all States and Territories is welcome, but it is disappointing that it does not include a volumetric tax on alcohol, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.
“The last iteration of the NAS expired in 2011, so this announcement has been a long time coming,” Dr Bartone said.
“The AMA supports the positive announcements by the Government to reduce the misuse of alcohol. However, they simply do not go far enough.
Published: 03 Dec 2019