Radical tax hikes have been proposed to the Turnbull government that would see excise on all alcohol rising by 10 per cent.
Cheap chooners and pints at the local wateringhole would be a thing of the past under the proposed changes.
Draught beer which has been discounted since 2001 would have it’s tax hiked to match the packaged beer at bottleshops.
The call to hike alcohol taxation comes from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) in a pre-budget submission to government.
FARE routinely calls for an increase in tax excise but this year it is focusing on tap beers, which it believes is under-taxed. Find out more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/the-end-of-cheap-beer-radical-alcohol-tax-plan-put-to-government-20180103-h0cun9.html