Junk food must be unaffordable, not fresh fruit

The Business Council of Australia has proposed consumers pay GST on previously tax-free items such as fresh fruit and vegetables to help boost our slowing economy.

In our society, poorer families are already more likely to choose fast food outlets than whole foods due to the cost. What would happen if the GST is added?

Recent media debate on this issue has focused more on the increasing costs to the average household rather than the health risks of such a move. Yet there