Sugary drinks tax

A 20% tax on sugary drinks is an effective tool for reducing consumption and tackling high rates of overweight and obesity.

But the sugary drinks industry is against the idea.

In this video, Obesity Policy Coalition Executive Manager Jane Martin debunks the industry’s myths with credible evidence of why Australia needs a tax on sugary drinks.


Read more about what the industry says about a tax on sugary drinks vs the evidence here Counterpoint: Analysis of industry arguments against a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Australia

The above paper should be read in conjunction with the OPC Policy Brief: A comprehensive strategy to reduce consumption of sugary drinks in Australia.

Read the evidence: The Impact of a Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Health and Health Care Costs: A Modelling Study

You might also like to read the OPC Policy Brief: The case for an Australian tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and the economic reasons in support of a tax on sugary drinks in our budget submission to the Australian Government