The federal government is yet again facing calls to adopt a national approach to combat Australia’s growing health problem – obesity.

A new campaign, Tipping the Scales, has put forward an 8-point strategy, including a 20 per cent health levy on sugary drinks.

However, the Obesity Coalition driving the changes, is now facing opposition from related industry councils, as well as Australia’s cane farmers.

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Tuesday, September 19 2017
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Featured in storyJane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Coalition PolicyGeoff Parker, Executive Officer of the Australian Beverages CouncilProfessor Anna Peeters, Associate Director of the Global Obesity Centre, Deakin UniversityDon Murday, Chairman of the Australian Cane Farmers Association

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