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Study shows alcopops tax reduced alcohol harm in young Australians

Posted by Josh Byrnes on 29 May 2015

Josh Byrnes was part of the research team led by UNSW which examined the longer term impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and subsequent alcopops tax on alcohol harm in New South Wales. The study shows that increasing alcohol taxes can reduce harm associated with binge drinking, and not just decrease levels of alcohol consumption.

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Author: Josh Byrnes
About: Josh Byrnes is a Research Fellow (Health Economics) at CAHE, Griffith University. Josh has degrees in Commerce, Economics and Health Economics and was awarded his PhD in 2012 at the University of New South Wales.
Tags: Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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