sugar tax

Position paper

15 Apr 2019
87

Australia's peak body for social services has released its tax reform election policy. It is calling for an end to tax loopholes for the wealthy in order to fund investment in our essential services and income support system.

Report

5 Dec 2018
71

The final report makes 22 recommendations to government, including establishing a National Obesity Taskforce, reviewing food labelling and dietary guidelines, introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, restricting TV advertising, and supporting related health promotion activities.

Report

A report for the Ministry of Health (NZ)
30 Jan 2018
454

This report provides an assessment of the evidence for sugar taxes as a fiscal instrument to improve health. Forty-seven peer-reviewed studies and working papers published in the last five years were reviewed, summarised and assessed for key methodological issues.

Policy report

22 Jan 2018
205

Does a case exist for a sugar tax? That is the question this report seeks to answer by reviewing the evidence of previous studies. It asks if a sugar tax, in reality a soda tax, will accomplish what it sets out to achieve - making...

Journal article

20 Jun 2017
51

This journal article attempts to quantify the potential impact of an additional 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on productivity in Australia.

Journal article

27 Feb 2017
198

To examine demographic and behavioural correlates of high consumption of soft drinks (non-alcoholic sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks excluding energy drinks) among Australian adolescents and to explore the associations between high consumption and soft drink perceptions and accessibility.

Cross-sectional self-completion survey and height and weight measurements....

Report

22 Nov 2016
196

Australia should introduce a tax on sugary drinks to recoup some of the costs of obesity to the community.

The best option is an excise tax of 40 cents per 100 grams of sugar, on all non-alcoholic, water-based drinks that contain added sugar....

Journal article

13 Apr 2016
157

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...

Commentary

Article

11 Apr 2016
212

A TAX on sugary drinks should be on the table as part of a comprehensive strategy to tackle Australia’s rising obesity rates, say leading public health experts.

The call comes after the federal government ruled out following the UK’s lead in applying a levy...

Report

1 Apr 2016
409

On the occasion of World Health Day 2016, WHO issues a call for action on diabetes, drawing attention to the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease. The first WHO Global report on diabetes demonstrates that the number of adults living with...

Commentary

Article

23 Mar 2016
263

The United Kingdom announced on 16 March that it will be implementing a new tax on sugary drinks. The country is not alone with this development: France, Belgium, Hungary and Mexico all have a form of tax on sugar-laden drinks.

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