An anti-alcohol group
wants the government to tax beer at higher levels in the next budget but
publicans are unsurprisingly unhappy with the proposal.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
says the Federal Government should tax all alcohol by an extra ten per
cent, and raise the price on draught beers by 50 to 500 per cent.
The goal is to have draught beer taxed at the same rate as
packaged beer in bottle shops and FARE says the move would decrease
drinking by almost ten per cent.
But Broken Hill’s publicans are not so sure it is a good idea.