Summary of proposal
Australian Labor Party
Policy Topic
Health and Aged Care

The proposal would apply a 20% tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB).  Sugar-sweetened beverages include all non-alcoholic water-based beverages with added sugar and include soft drinks, cordial, energy drinks, sports drinks, fruit drinks and flavoured mineral waters. 

The request also sought distributional analysis of the impact. The proposal would commence from 1 July 2025. 

24 June 2024