The spirits sector has agreed to ban alcohol advertising during sporting events before 9pm, after carrying through with a pledge to Family First’s Steve Fielding to ban daytime sports advertising...

The Australian Medical Association is recommending that the money raised by the failed alcopops tax should be spent on a trial buy-back to reduce alcohol advertising in sport. AMA President, Dr Rosanna...

The alcopops tax has failed to receive enough votes in the Senate after Family First Senator Steve Fielding sided with the Coalition. The Bill was initially passed 32-31 after National Senator Nigel Scullion...

A parliamentary committee has today urged the Senate to pass the controversial alcopops tax hike, despite admitting it was unsure if the measure had any impact on binge drinking since being introduced...

The Rudd Government is planning to invest the money raised from the controversial alcopop tax for a number of initiatives beyond tackling alcohol abuse, including increasing focus on healthy eating. Among...

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is calling for the Federal Government’s additional 30 per cent tax break for small business to be extended to eligible assets purchased before July 2010,...

Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Todd Harper, has proposed removing the current excise on light beer to promote the consumption of products with lower alcohol volumes. “With...

The Federal Government has announced a deferral of some small business tax liabilities in the first half of 2009, with over one million small businesses likely to qualify for the tax relief. The news will...

The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) has labelled the latest action by the Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA) in delivering look-alike alcopop products to Government...

A loophole in the tax on RTD (ready to drink) alcohol products is to be cut off by the Federal Government, according to reports. The RTD or ‘alcopop’ tax was introduced in May as concerns about...