Policy Agenda

DSICA is active in many areas of alcohol policy and taxation reform.

  • Energy RTDs

  • Pre-mixed alcohol and energy drinks are convenient but controversial. Banning them will simply cause heavy pre-loading of the energy components.

  • Alcopops Tax Hike

  • The Australian Government increased the tax on RTDs (alcopops) by 70 percent in 2008 with the aim of reducing underage drinking. It has not worked and should be repealed.

  • Alcohol Tax Reform

  • Australia's alcohol taxation needs reforming so all consumers and producers are treated equally. The Henry Tax Review shows how.

  • Minimum Pricing

The content of alcohol advertisements and their placement in Australia is tightly regulated under the ABAC scheme.

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