"I have no doubt in my mind that this will target consumption by a group of people who are engaging in drinking practices that are undesirable for them, and for the country." -- Wayne Swan on the "alcopops" tax in 2008.
"We know young people do change their habits depending on price. We think that this measure will have a health impact. That's why we've introduced it." -- Nicola Roxon in 2008.
Get Fact: did the alcopops tax curb teenage drinking?
When the government introduced a 70% tax hike on alcopops, it promised the measure would fill public coffers and limit teenage quaffers. Crikey intern Shaun Ewart reports the actual result was different.