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Why the Australian Medical Association is calling for a sugar tax in budget in #SicklySweet campaign

By Omar Khorshid
March 28 2022 - 5:25am
More than 60 countries and jurisdictions have implemented a tax on sugary drinks. Picture: Shutterstock
More than 60 countries and jurisdictions have implemented a tax on sugary drinks. Picture: Shutterstock

In three years, Australia will reach a grim milestone when it's projected a third of adults will be clinically obese. It's worth repeating. In 2025, a third of the projected adult population in Australia will be clinically obese. This means more preventable chronic disease, more burden on a health system under pressure, and a lesser quality of life for millions of Australians.

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