Minimum Unit Pricing hurts the hip pockets of all Australians

All Australian consumers will pay more for alcohol if Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) is implemented. “It’s a blunt instrument that forces the majority of responsible drinkers to pay more and takes a proportionally greater amount from those on lower incomes,” says Mr...

Binge Drinking improves but perceptions yet to follow

Latest data from the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) confirms Australia is increasingly a country of moderate drinkers, with heavy episodic drinking at its lowest level since 2001. Despite the 13.5% fall in the number of Australians...

A welcome boost to Sydney’s night-time economy

The Joint Select Committee’s recommendation to repeal Sydney’s lockout laws is great news for the night-time economy and combined with other measures will help restore the vibrancy, fun, international reputation and economic prosperity to the city. Andrew Wilsmore,...

Alcohol Industry leads responsible marketing

Over the past 50 years alcohol ­advertising has increased in volume and expanded its reach, especially in the past 10-15 years through digital and online media. Industry has been at the forefront of innovations to ensure controls above-the-line are translated online....

Australians’ drinking overall still at 50-year lows

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released data today shows that while alcohol consumption per capita is steady, Australians are still drinking at 50-year lows. “It’s really important that we understand the bigger picture at play here” says Andrew Wilsmore, CEO of...

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