While welcoming moves by the two of the largest producers of "alcopops" Fosters and Lion Nathan to reduce their alcohol content of single-serve ready-to-drink mixed drinks to a maximum of 2 standard drinks, VicHealth has called for a maximum of 1.5 standard drinks per product or 5 per cent alcohol concentration per serve.
VicHealth has also isolated a "dirty dozen" of pre-mixed drinks that is believes are "causing a lot of harm amongst young people".
The Herald Sun also highlights arguments for taxing high-alcohol content beverages at a higher rate than low-strength alcoholic drinks. The National Drug Research Institute is reported as saying an increase in the price of high-strength alcohol would reduce alcohol consumption.
Source: Herald Sun