The Rudd Government has altered their alcopop tax legislation to ensure the 70 per cent tax hike applies to ‘malternatives’ – products which taste like alcopops but use the alcohol extracted...

Family First Senator Steve Fielding is considering once again taking a stand against the Rudd government’s alcopops tax hike – believing the tax to have been ineffective in tackling binge drinking. It...

The controversial legislation to raise taxes on alcopops by 70 per cent has been introduced to Parliament, almost a year after the Federal Government started collecting the extra taxes.The Government raised...

An anticipated US$13.7 billion deficit for New York in 2009/10 has potentially paved the way for a tax on non-diet soft drinks in the region. New York Governor David Paterson has announced that he intends...

A ban on ‘all you can drink’ promotions in pubs and bars and on certain supermarket discounts are among a range of new measures announced today by British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and Health...

Family First Senator Steve Fielding has reported that he will now support the controversial ‘alcopop’ tax after in spite of his opposition to the use of taxes to control binge drinking. Mr...

The UK Government has sent a strong warning to alcohol companies via a proposal to implement extensive legislation changes if the industry doesn’t adhere to its’ own voluntary standards. Mandatory...

A website has been set up by the Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA) to highlight the millions being reaped by the Federal Government following the introduction of the controversial...

The Senate Committee Inquiry into the proposed tax increase on “alcopops” begun this morning in Canberra with the public hearing, held over the next two days, to have evidence provided by 17...

A fall in sales of alcopops has been recorded following the marked increase in taxes applied to the beverages by the Rudd Government. Lion Nathan boss, Rob Murray, has claimed that sales of alcopops may...