Focus - Australia's alcohol policy

Industry advocates may have branded the recent tax rise for RTDs in Australia a “tax grab masquerading as health policy”, but it has shown the Government’s resolve when it comes to alcohol regulation. And, Ben Cooper writes, as the Government ponders the findings of its Preventative Health Taskforce, the industry may have to steel itself for further policy initiatives.

Focus - Australian drinks industry braced for tighter alcohol policy

20 August 2009

Industry advocates may have branded the recent tax rise for RTDs in Australia a “tax grab masquerading as health policy”, but it has shown the Government’s resolve when it comes to alcohol regulation. And, Ben Cooper writes, as the Government ponders the findings of its Preventative Health Taskforce, the industry may have to steel itself for further policy initiatives.

AUS: Senate passes RTD drinks tax hike

13 August 2009

Australia is set to reintroduce a 70% tax hike on ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic beverages, after the country's Senate approved the proposal.

AUS: RTD sector in high spirits - figures

30 July 2009

Australian off-premise spirits sales rose 8% in June compared to the same month a year earlier, led by a 13% surge in sales of RTDs and cider, according to market research firm Neilsen.

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