Australia Raises Alcohol Excise Taxes

Posted August 25 2022 Affordability, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, Asahi, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Diageo, Evidence, Kirin, News, Public Health, WHO

Australia has raised its alcohol excise taxes by 4% bringing the price of a pint of beer to $15. Currently, Australia increases excise taxes on beer twice a year according to inflation, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Big Beer has for years been lobbying aggressively to secure tax cuts. The most recent attempt was a few months ago, prior to the Australian Budget. But inspired advocacy by communities halted this ill-advised proposal.

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