Sugar Tax

Should We Tax Legal (but Harmful) Pleasures?

It used to be common knowledge that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down – but times change. Once lyricised as an accessory… Read More ›

A Sugar Tax Will Benefit Our Most Disadvantaged Groups

For a long time, a major concern of the public health lobby’s proposed sugar-sweetened beverage tax has been that it would unfairly punish disadvantaged groups.… Read More ›

Grattan Institute’s Case for Sugar Tax Is Not Proven

In a recent paper from the Grattan Institute, A sugary drinks tax: Recovering the community costs of obesity, Report No. 2016-15, Stephen Duckett and Hal… Read More ›