Alcohol can be sold super cheaply and be damned the health consequences to society
“Minimum pricing on alcohol will not get the green light” says Justice Minister Judith Collins.
The current NZ National Government had signalled it was not keen on the proposal, which is being explored in Britain and many other countries (due to the high human cost and health damage that alcohol causes).
Collins said there was “no compelling evidence” in favour of minimum pricing and such a policy would “hit moderate drinkers in the pocket”.
The alcohol companies win again.
As reported by stuff.co.nz on April 24, 2014.