SUGAR AND SENSE
IT makes no sense to broaden the GST to health, which is 85 per cent funded by taxation, or on fresh food, which is the best way to combat obesity.
It makes great sense to introduce a 10 per cent sugar tax that would save $56 billion in health costs.
It makes great sense to purchase our core pharmaceuticals directly from overseas rather than pay the inflated prices inflicted on us by pharmaceutical companies who pay less that 1 per cent tax in Australia. DR COLIN HUGHES, Midland.