The Government’s Deregulation Taskforce is conducting a review of Australia’s beer and spirits excise system and submissions close tomorrow, 31 August 2021.

The comprehensive review is aimed at cutting regulatory overheads for business and supporting new investments in our world-leading beverage manufacturing sector. The Federal Government’s call for input into the review from the distilling industry has been welcomed by Spirits and Cocktails Australia (SCA).

SCA CEO Greg Holland said: “This is an important opportunity for distillers of all sizes in Australia to help overhaul a regulatory system that has been criticised by numerous government and independent reviews as complicated and unfair.

“We thank the Government’s Deregulation Taskforce for the invitation to help make Australia’s out-of-date excise system better and will be encouraging all our members and affiliates to do so.

“It is now up to all of us to make the most of the opportunity to affect change by giving our feedback via submissions.”

The Government’s Deregulation Taskforce wants distillers, brewers and operators of other similar businesses that are subject to excise requirements to share their experiences and suggestions for how to improve the current system.

To read the consultation paper and make a submission visit the Deregulation Agenda website.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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