We need politicians with some backbone.


A bit of a soft response from the Australian Medical Association this week on a sugar tax. We can do better than what the AMA has just released.

“But so far there seems little appetite for the idea ‘of a sugar tax’ in the Australian Government, and it is meeting stiff resistance from the beverage industry.”

Their press release continues “The AMA has cautioned against a focus on any one single nutrient or aspect of diet, and said tackling obesity would require a broad range of measures.”

A sugar tax highlights that sugar in the amounts that are taken in is a health risk. It is a public acknowledgement by the government of the issue. The science backs that position. The only question is if there are politicians with enough backbone to get the job done.

I am making some phone calls!