Soft drink sugar tax is a fizzer

Soft drink sugar tax is a fizzer




My kingdom for an iced mocha latte with a shot of cinnamon and pumpkin spice! The Greens – the party of big government and little logic – have announced that this election they’ll be serving up a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks. It looks an awful lot like they’re taking orders from celebrity busy-body Jamie Oliver, who was recently in Australia pushing his sugar tax. We wonder if di Natale can afford untaxed soft drink, given his struggles to pay his au pairs what he considers a fair wage….




Fat Tax Costs Before It’s Law

Fat Tax Costs Before It’s Law




How much fat would a fat tax tax if a fat tax could tax fat? That’s the half a million dollar question – and you’re paying to find out. The public health tsars of the Australian National Preventative Health Agency are at it again, this time trying to solve the country’s most pressing crisis: cheap, delicious food. Public-spirited as they are, ANPHA thinks we should share the burden of cheap food equitably – and what better way, they think, than with the across-the-board hike in the cost of living? Better…