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Govt rules out plan to ban junk food ads

Govt rules out plan to ban junk food ads | The government should do more to stop rising obesity rates in Australia | Scoop.it
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has ruled out adopting a Greens plan for a ban on junk food advertising during children's television viewing hours in the ACT.
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Fat Tax: Will it go Belly Up?

Fat Tax: Will it go Belly Up? | The government should do more to stop rising obesity rates in Australia | Scoop.it
As the policy debate on how to tackle Australia's obesity epidemic heats up, Yannis Goutzamanis analyses the proposition of a fat tax from an economic perspective.
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Jacob Lee's comment, June 6, 2013 6:16 AM
A fat tax should be introduced in Australia as we aren't getting slim, we are rapidly becoming obese and if people living in Australia had to pay more for their fatty food I would hope that it discourages them from buying it
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Does Australia need a fat tax?

Does Australia need a fat tax? | The government should do more to stop rising obesity rates in Australia | Scoop.it
We ask the nutrition experts whether Australia should adopt a fat tax.
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Jacob Lee's comment, June 6, 2013 6:19 AM
experts are saying that a fat tax wont help the rising obesity rates in Australia but I think that it will as people wont be able to buy as much of their beloved foods and drinks all the time and that it should only be eaten on special occasions
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A fat tax for Australia?

A fat tax for Australia? | The government should do more to stop rising obesity rates in Australia | Scoop.it
A 'fat tax' could be introduced in Australia to curb obesity epidemic
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Jacob Lee's comment, June 6, 2013 6:21 AM
One thing that would help the world with rising obesity is that supermarkets shouldn't allow sugary/fatty items in their stores, even though people would complain about the "best tasting foods" being banned, it will benefit them in the long run
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Why a fat tax is not enough to tackle the obesity problem

OBESE NATION: It’s time to admit it – Australia is becoming an obese nation.
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Fat tax - fat chance?

Fat tax - fat chance? | The government should do more to stop rising obesity rates in Australia | Scoop.it
A 'fat tax' won't hide the fact that ultimately, the overweight must take responsibility for their health.
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Is a 'fat tax' the answer to Australia's obesity crisis?

Australia should follow the lead of Denmark and consider taxing foods high in saturated fats to curb the nation’s growing obesity problem, Greens leader Bob Brown said at yesterday’s tax forum.This week…...
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Federal Government backed study into fat tax on fast foods

Federal Government backed study into fat tax on fast foods | The government should do more to stop rising obesity rates in Australia | Scoop.it
A GOVERNMENT backed study is investigating whether to back a fat tax on McDonalds, KFC and other fast foods in a bid to tackle Australia's obesity epidemic.
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Fat tax won't pop our ballooning obesity epidemic - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fat tax won't pop our ballooning obesity epidemic - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | The government should do more to stop rising obesity rates in Australia | Scoop.it
Rather than taxing foods, Australia needs a cultural shift towards being active. It is time to make sport and recreation more accessible and affordable.
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This article is against what my topic is saying that it's not the governments responsibility to keep Australians fit but is our own job to make ourselves healthier. 

 

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