[summary] Australia’s draft alcohol strategy proposes minimum pricing

Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026, key proposals:

  • Introduce a minimum price for alcohol
  • Volumetric taxation of alcohol, as recommended by the Henry Tax Review in 2010
  • “Readable, impactful” health-related¬†warning labels
  • A single national advertising code protecting children from exposure
  • Reduce young people’s alcohol advertising exposure, including in sport and on the internet
  • Control alcohol promotion to protect at-risk groups, including youth and dependent drinkers
  • Increase screening, assessment, referral and treatment

Source: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/55E4796388E9EDE5CA25808F00035035/$File/Consultation%20Draft%20National%20Alcohol%20Strategy%202018-2026.pdf