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Junk Food Tax



Facts:

Issue:

Should junk food be taxed to

combat obesity in Australia?


read more:


  1. The Huffington Post, ‘Shocking statistics that illustrate Australia’s obesity problem

  2. The Huffington Post, ‘Junk food tax would save Australia $3bn, boost life expectancy

  3. The Guardian, ‘Australia would save $3.4bn if junk food taxes and fresh food subsidised, says study’

  4. The Conversation, ‘Why the government should tax unhealthy foods and subsidise nutritious ones

  5. Vox, ‘Mexico and Hungary tried junk food taxes - and they seem to be working

  6. The Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Taxing sugary drinks will save lives and cut obesity

  7. CHOICE Australia, ‘Australian supermarkets fail health test, study finds

  8. The Economist, ‘Taxing fat and subsidising healthy eating widens inequality

  9. The Guardian, ‘Sugar tax: Why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting

  10. Institute of Public Affairs, ‘Sugar tax leaves a bitter taste

  11. Cato Unbound, ‘The slippery slope of food regulations

  12. The Age, ‘We banned cigarette ads - now we should ban car ads, too'


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