Festivals are being priced out of existence by a government bent on avoiding bad PR. Crikey looks at the chaos in the festival industry.
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As nanny statists look to demonise the "alcohol epidemic" in ever more dramatic terms, yet more evidence has emerged that Australians drink responsibly.
Who are the players in the sugar tax debate? And what's next?
For nanny statists, there'll always be another threat to exploit to impose controls on low-income people. The sugar tax is only the latest.
The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.
Australians, who are among the healthiest people in the world, got markedly healthier during the 2000s, despite what the public health lobby says.