16 ways to tackle obesity — and a booze tax is top of the list

A new tax on alcohol which could see the cost of cask wine rise by more than 100 per cent would be the most cost-effective way for the Australian Government to address the nation's growing obesity crisis, a team of health economists at Deakin University in Melbourne concludes.

Bottled water with ‘incredible health benefits’ found to be no healthier than tap water

Claims by the makers of Akuna Springs that their bottled water is "enriched with vital organic minerals that enhance the experience of taste while supplying incredible health benefits with every sip" is called into question by an independent water analysis that shows it is no healthier than tap water.

Documents reveal how NSW Government bowed to racing lobby

As debate rages about whether a horse race should be advertised on the Opera House, documents reveal NSW racing and media powerbrokers lobbied to get exemptions from laws that were supposed to stop problem gamblers being lured to bet.