Doctors Want ‘Goon Bags’ Taxed Like Beer To Curb Booze-Fuelled Trauma




Wine Box
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A peak medical body wants to see big increases in taxes on cask wine because of the harm ‘goon bags’ are causing to young Australian drinkers.

The Royal College of Australian Physicians (RACP) is pressing the federal government to overhaul the way wine is taxed so that it is based on the volume of alcohol and not the value, New Corp Australia reports.

The proposed change would bring wine into line with how low-strength beer is taxed.

Source: Doctors Want ‘Goon Bags’ Taxed Like Beer To Curb Booze-Fuelled Trauma