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What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The public health lobby is demanding a sugar tax to reduce soft drink consumption -- but there's no evidence from other countries that have tried it that it has any health benefits.

The powerful forces aligning against a sugar tax

The powerful forces aligning against a sugar tax

Who are the players in the sugar tax debate? And what's next?

What is the ‘sugar tax’ and who reckons it’s a good idea?

What is the ‘sugar tax’ and who reckons it’s a good idea?

At this point, it is a recommendation from a number of health experts, which would place a levy on sugary drinks in order to mitigate obesity rates, writes Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.