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Liquor Prices Could Skyrocket Under New Proposals To Reduce Drinking

Huge increases

Liquor Prices Could Skyrocket Under New Proposals To Reduce Drinking

Having a drink could more expensive under proposals from federal and state government ministers. 

A plan to significantly reduce Australians' alcohol consumption by heavily increasing prices for a standard drink is being proposed by federal and state government ministers.

The draft plan would prevent the cost of all alcoholic drinks from dropping below set prices, with those in the industry expecting a base price of $1.50 per standard drink, The Herald Sun reports. 

They expect this would translate into jumps in the cost of some of Australia's most popular drinks, including a cask of wine skyrocketing from around $10 to about $45, a slab of beer rising from around $47 to over $50, a bottle of sparkling wine costing $10, up from around $7.

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