THE SPIRITS TAX
A rate that's
Every 6 months and counting...
That's 20 increases in the last decade.
While Canberra writes itself a cheque for a tax rise every six months, the local industry battles narrowing margins and a tax bill that far outweighs their wage and production costs. Simply put, it’s a tax that’s completely unsustainable.
With no end in sight, the only certainty is more tax.
A TAX THAT
HURTS ALL OF US.
Distillers, suppliers and drinkers – everyone shares the load of the spirits super tax.
Spirit producers struggle to increase their prices twice a year in a competitive market.
With the industry’s growth potential limited by an unsustainable tax, the effects are felt far beyond the distillery: the farmers and producers who supply the ingredients, the businesses that package, market and distribute spirits – and ultimately, Aussie spirit drinkers.
THE FREEZE IS JUST
THE FIRST STEP.
There's more work to be done once we succeed in freezing the spirits tax.
Read more about what we'll do next.