Follow UK drink rule, say Greens

Follow UK drink rule, say Greens

Britain’s decision to lift the minimum price of alcohol in a bid to counter widespread drunkenness should prompt the Australian government to rethink its refusal to increase taxes on cheap grog, Greens health spokesman Dr Richard Di Natale says. The British government late last week announced it would almost double the floor price of cheap, strong drinks such as cider and wine to “turn the tide” against binge drinking, which accounts for half of all alcohol consumed there, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

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