By Annette Shailer

A Galaxy Poll has shown seven out of 10 Australians reject the RTD tax despite Government debt being set to soar.

The national survey conducted by Galaxy Research on May 30 and 31 found 73 per cent of respondents believe the RTD tax trial had been ineffective in solving binge-drinking among young people.  

Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA) information and research manager Stephen Riden said the majority of Australians reject the tax, despite it potentially raising $1.6 billion over four years to help tackle Australia’s $300 billion public debt.

“The Australian public knows it hasn’t done what it was meant to do and they don’t believe bad policy should be used as an excuse for revenue raising,” Riden said.

The Galaxy Research survey involved more than 1055 respondents. 

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