Distilling the Spirits Super Tax.
While the Australian spirits industry continues to invest heavily in product and marketing innovation, and in the many Australians who serve, sell and market our products on 1 February we were hit again by the six monthly CPI increase to one of the highest alcohol tax rates in the world.
Despite this, in recent years Australian spirits have built a premium reputation, with Australian-made spirits taking out prestigious awards around the world.
There are now more than 170 local distilleries in Australia and these businesses are passionate about what they do and committed to their local communities.
Our leaders need to share Australians’ pride in our distilleries and back the industry in its home market by freezing the spirits super tax.