Projections of how carbon tax will affect commodity prices have been released through the Australian Government Treasury office. In contrast to goods such as electricity and gas, food prices are estimated...

Representing some of Australia’s leading health groups, the Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) released a paper today challenging a commonly-held belief that red wine is beneficial for preventing cardiovascular...

The Australian Food and Grocery council has decried the Federal Government’s proposed carbon tax, saying it will increase the cost of food and grocery manufacturing in Australia. While full details...

Winemakers have applauded the Australian Government’s common sense decision not to harm their industry, or ordinary Australians, by changing the way wine is taxed. The Winemakers’ Federation...

The Federal Court of Australia has ruled in favour of brewer Foster’s on appeals against disputed tax assessments relating to the financing of the Elders Finance Group in the 1980’s and 1990’s. “We...

The 70 per cent tax hike on ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages (alcopops) has received Senate approval five months after being rejected by Senators. The permanent hike was introduced at last year’s...

Alcohol beverage distributor and manufacturer Independent Distillers fear the introduction of alcopops tax will cut jobs, not drinking. If new excise measures are passed by the Senate, this could mean...

Pringles have been officially been declared as potato crisps (chips) in the UK, obliging Procter & Gamble to continue paying millions of pounds in value added tax (VAT). In Britain, most bakery products...

The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) has welcomed a decision by the Federal Government to resist increasing the tax on wine in the Budget released on Tuesday night. In the lead up to the...

With speculation rife that beer and wine will be subjected to tax hikes in the upcoming budget, the Australian Winemakers Federation has expressed fears about the future for the sector. CEO Stephen Strachan...