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Gary Sacks

Journal article

The revolving door between government and the alcohol, food and gambling industries in Australia

More than one-third of people registered on the Australian government Register of Lobbyists have previously been government representatives. This article aims to explore the incidence of the ‘revolving door’ phenomenon, whereby individuals move between positions in government and positions in the Australian alcohol, food and...
Report

Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments: 2019 progress update Australian governments

Unhealthy diets and obesity are leading contributors to poor health in Australia. This report argues that addressing obesity and improving population diets requires a comprehensive government response at Commonwealth and State and Territory levels.
Report

Assessing cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention policies in Australia

The current obesity epidemic in Australia and around the globe has significant negative health and economic consequences. Addressing this problem will require a comprehensive societal response, including implementation of a suite of multi-sectoral government policies. Informed government action requires reliable comparative evidence on the costs...
Journal article

Carbon pricing of food in Australia: an analysis of the health, environmental and public finance impacts

Climate policies that integrate the price of greenhouse gas emissions into the price of food commodities in Australia are compatible with public health objectives to reduce diet‐related disease mortality.
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The impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on health and health care costs: a modelling study

This paper aims to estimate the consequences of an additional 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on health and health care expenditure. Participants were adult (aged > = 20) Australians alive in 2010, who were modelled over their remaining lifetime. We used lifetable-based epidemiological modelling...