AUSTRALIA: Australian brewers fight to reclaim A$100m in "illegal" taxes

By Chris Brook-Carter | 18 January 2001

The Australian Federal government is facing a legal case by some of the countries leading brewers for A$100 million ($55.15m) in disputed beer excise. Lion Nathan, Carlton United Breweries, Coopers and J. Boag & Sons are fighting excise being collected under the Government's Excise Tariff Proposal.

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The Australian Federal government is facing a legal case by some of the countries leading brewers for A$100 million ($55.15m) in disputed beer excise. Lion Nathan, Carlton United Breweries, Coopers and J. Boag & Sons are fighting excise being collected under the Government's Excise Tariff Proposal.

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