IBISWorld says its research indicates the backpacker tax will negatively affect a number of Australian industries, including agribusiness. As of 1 January 2017, those on working holiday visas have to pay...

With the implementation of high profile sugar and soft drinks taxation in France in 2012, in Mexico in 2014 and Berkeley, California in January of this year, the global debate concerning the purpose and...

The Australian Retailers Association has described as “necessary and overdue” the government decision to remove the exemption from GST (Australia’s Goods and Services Tax) for online sales from foreign...

America continues to debate the merits of a tax on soft drinks with regard to its impact on obesity. A recent study indicated that those who drink one or more high sugar beverages each day were 27 per...

Earlier this week a Federal Government commissioned taskforce relayed the results of research into preventative health strategies, providing an insight into the possible future of regulation for food and...

The future for health policy in Australia has been outlined today, with plans to hike cigarette prices, ban the sponsorship of sport for alcohol companies and develop a National Food and Nutrition Network. The...

The Federal Opposition has today confirmed that it will now support the controversial alcopops tax despite maintaining that it will not help fix the binge drinking issue. The 70 per cent tax hike on alcopops...

The Senate has today passed legislation validating the revenue raised from the failed alcopops tax Bill, ensuring $424 million in revenue will not get handed back to distillers. The 70 per cent tax was...

Parliament will resume earlier than usual today as the Federal Government endeavours to push through their controversial alcopops tax. The tax on ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages has been collected for...

The Federal Government has today announced that the controversial alcopops tax legislation will be reintroduced to Parliament in May. Speaking at a press conference Health Minister Nicola Roxon and Treasurer...