Modest but necessary changes to Australia’s alcohol tax regime would deliver a $2.9 billion dollar revenue boost to the Turnbull Government, and an even greater windfall for the health of the nation.

Michael Thorn from Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education explains to David Wood New economic modelling has found that a ten per cent increase to all alcohol excise, combined with changes that would tax wine more equitably, would result in a 9.4 per cent reduction in alcohol consumption, with a corresponding reduction in alcohol harms.

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has put it’s modelling to the federal government and is  hoping for a favourable response in the federal budget.