Rex’s backing for his point about the missing line is …

Comment on Price matters by Ian Sharp.

Rex’s backing for his point about the missing line is his own judgement … “most likely” … an off-the-top-of-the-head response to a graph that he does not like. He is right however that there is a line missing, assaults on aboriginal women have fallen as alcohol price has risen.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-06/alcohol-price-rise-combating-nt-assaults-study/4299174?section=nt

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Price matters
The crossover point mentioned in the text is simply a function of the two different vertical scales, it has no significance in itself (use different scales and you would get a different crossover point). There is inverse correlation shown but it is not exact, per capita consumption starts to drop steadily from about the 3rd quarter in 05 (? – hard to read the scale) while the big jump in price takes place about a year later. However, there is enough evidence to suggest price is an important factor affecting consumption, assuming the estimated per capita consumption estimates have a high degree of validity. Thanks for providing it, Alice News.


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