Australia, it’s time for a health levy on sugary drink manufacturers!

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks can cause tooth decay and excess weight, increasing the risk of serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and 13 types of cancer.

To help curb consumption and improve Australians’ health, leading members of the Rethink Sugary Drink alliance are calling for a 20% health levy on sugary drink manufacturers.

Currently, Australia’s lagging behind more than 100 countries across the world that already have similar policies in place. It’s time for us to catch up!

Read our joint position statement

Rethink Sugary Drink partner organisations (Apunipuma, ADOHTA, Australian Dental Association, Cancer Council, Dental Health Services Victoria, Dental Hygenists Association of Australia, Diabetes Australia, Healthier Workplace WA, Heart Foundation, Kidney Health Australia, LiveLighter, Obesity Policy Coalition, Parents Voice, PHAA, VACCHO, YMCA), Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons