The beer tax in Australia has automatically increased by CPI every six months since 1983. But this year, in the midst of a global pandemic, which as devastated the Australian hospitality sector, the Brewers Association of Australia is asking for a halt to the scheduled increase.
“Tax is the most expensive ingredient in Aussie beer,” Brewers Association of Australia CEO Brett Heffernan told Perth Now. “As the hospitality industry battles with the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19 this latest increase in tax comes at a time when publicans and patrons can least afford it.”
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