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Should the Govt have made restrictions on 'alcopop' drinks?

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Digital image / P.K. Stowers
Digital image / P.K. Stowers

The Government has backed down on plans to restrict the sale and strength of "ready-to-drink" beverages and will let the liquor industry set its own rules for the sweetened alcoholic drinks.

The legislation originally proposed restricting RTDs to 5 per cent alcohol and limiting them to containers holding no more than 1.5 standard drinks.

At the select committee stage the cap on alcohol strength was raised to 6 per cent, and only restaurants and bars could sell higher-strength RTDs.

Now the cap has been scrapped altogether and the industry will be left to create its own voluntary code.

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