New data obtained by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) shows the alcohol industry has been deliberately misleading the public about the impact of the Federal Government's alcopop tax. John Rogerson, CEO of the ADF, says:
"These figures prove the alcohol industry has been trying to mislead the Australian community on the alcohol issue, just like the tobacco industry did in the 1980s: The alcohol industry can no longer be trusted and should have no role in developing more effective policy to reduce alcohol related harm in Australia."
The Nielsen ScanTrack Liquor data, which is derived from direct sale of liquor products in Coles and Woolworths outlets (representing 46% of the total alcohol market in Australia) shows the alcopops tax is working contrary to information provided by the alcohol industry last week.
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