SUGAR AND SENSE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

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.

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