Reknowned Australian journalist, presenter and author Peter Fitzsimons published a piece in the Sydney Morning Herald this week, imploring the Australian Government to introduce a sugar tax.
"There is nothing so powerful,” that great French fullback Victor Hugo once said, “as an idea whose time has come.” Enter, stage right, an Australian sugar tax – putting an impost on processed products overladen with sugar. The logic is irrefutable:
This follows on from a segment that appeared on Four Corners this week - you can view it and read the transcript, over here.
"...the study estimates that over the lifetime of the adult Australian population, the tax would translate into productivity gains of $750 million just in the paid work sector, and another $1,170 million worth of volunteer work and other unpaid work."
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Should there be a tax on sugar?
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