Dr John Marsden led the discussion of reforms to alcohol taxation at a forum organised by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) to launch the Marsden Jacob Research Report Bingeing, collateral damage and the benefits of alcohol taxation reform. The report highlights the significant harms imposed by binge drinkers on others that could be reduced through reduced episodic alcohol consumption. These benefits outweigh the costs imposed on drinkers from their own lower consumption. The report provides a first step in putting alcohol tax reform back on the table.
The report is available for download on FARE's website.
For more information, please contact Dr. John Marsden in our Melbourne office (Ph: 03 9882 1600).
News articles about our work on alcohol taxation reform:
Alcohol Tax Reform (Radio National Health Report, 29.10.2012)
Higher tax on wine urged (AFR, 30.10.2012)
A conservative estimate. Properly taxing wine will save $230 million (Peter Martin, 01.11.2012)