Stuff co.nz 4 July 2017
Family First Comment: Good policy!
Gareth Morgan wants to raise the alcohol age to 20 and increase the price of booze.
Morgan released his The Opportunities Party (TOP) policy on alcohol on Tuesday morning.
It calls for a 10 per cent increase on the price of alcohol through a larger excise tax and a bump in the purchasing age back to 20 from 18.
The purchasing age was lowered to 18 from 20 in 1999.
“It was lowered in 1999 to appease the alcohol lobby, and we were promised at the time that if evidence showed harm went up after the change they would reverse it,” Morgan said.
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