Marsden Jacobs Associates - This report investigates the percentage change in excise rates that would maximise net benefits to society. The benefit-cost analysis by MJA economists finds that Australians would be better off if the government taxed alcohol rationally at substantially higher excise rates.
The Commonwealth Government is being urged to establish an independent review of Australia’s broadcast and digital alcohol advertising guidelines.
Alcohol harms are also on the increase, with over 6,700 alcohol-related emergency department presentations in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) each year.
Australians, including those forgoing meals to pay their bills, spend more on alcohol each week than they do on education and personal care, a groundbreaking study has revealed.
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