In a recent government report, it has been stated that since last few years, a rapidly increasing rate of alcohol drinkers has been noticed and, therefore, it is important to take an immediate action to impede this. Therefore, the Australian government has decided to levy higher taxes on wine; this way people will be surely restricted to purchase more of it.
This report has been produced by the Australian National Preventative Health Agency.
According to the agency, Australia is a nation of lushes and the best way to struggle the plague of people enjoying themselves over a few glasses of vino collapso is to tax the bejesus out of hitherto affordable wine.
As found from the submissions made to the agency this year from health and consumer groups, a standard drink of 100ml wine is available at a minimum price of $1.30. With the realization of this final report, the cheapest bottle of cleanskin plonk will be available no less than $10. And as far as a four-litre cask is concerned, it will be somewhere in the vicinity of $50.
A similar strategy was carried out for tobacco products as well. The higher the price of a commodity is, the lesser people are able to afford it. So the agency aims to hike the price of wine and other alcohol drinks to such an extent that people can't afford to drink much of it.
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