ABA comment on latest AIHW Findings on Alcohol Consumption

ABA welcomes the latest updates in the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Report shared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), which shows continued positive trends associated with Australians’ alcohol consumption. “Despite perceptions driven by...

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ABA welcomes grant to explore blockchain technology

Alcohol Beverages Australia Chief Executive Andrew Wilsmore welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a $2.6m grant to explore the potential of blockchain technology to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the food and beverage sector. “This project...

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ABA joins ANZPAC Plastics Pact

Alcohol Beverages Australia has joined the Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands (ANZPAC) Plastics Pact to support its goal to meet newly announced national and regional 2025 plastic reduction targets. The ANZPAC Plastics Pact (ANZPAC) unites businesses,...

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Welcome News on Export Grant Changes

Peak industry body Alcohol Beverages Australia has welcomed a new Government initiative to remove red tape and speed up access to export grants, calling it a shot in the arm for Australia’s wine, beer and spirits producers. Commenting, ABA CEO Andrew Wilsmore said:...

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Trends Show Australians Drinking Responsibly

Updated data today from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has confirmed Australians retain a mature and responsible relationship with their use of alcohol. Risky drinking rates are falling, consumption levels are declining, wine is increasingly...

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Vision 2030: a recipe for Australian success

Increase exports by $5billion Compounding jobs growth Driving tourism traffic Environmental solutions Real red tape fixes Australia’s alcohol beverage industry has launched a 10-year growth plan with a range of strategies to drive jobs, exports, tourism, technology,...

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Some perspective on alcohol sales

Australian Bureau of Statistics data on retail sales of alcohol products during 2020 are not the full story, says Alcohol Beverages Australia CEO Andrew Wilsmore. “We need to remember the hurt that’s been suffered by pubs, clubs and restaurants and cafes – where a...

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What we are not being told about new drinking guidelines

Despite the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) creating headlines with a recommendation to consume no more than 10 drinks a week to reduce your risk of harm from alcohol, new analysis has revealed Australian drinkers could consume up to 28 drinks a...

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More facts on drinking behaviour during COVID

University of NSW has belled the cat on claims Australians have been consuming alcohol to excess during the pandemic restrictions, by finding two thirds of people either decreased or made no change to their drinking habits. The research can calm the hysteria of those...

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ABA Welcomes VIC hospitality decision

Statement by Andrew Wilsmore, CEO, Alcohol Beverages Australia ___ “Finally, Australia is seeing some long-awaited reform in the hospitality sector, more than 20 years after COAG recommended States and Territories achieve a nationally recognised Responsible Service of...

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“FARE’s Annual Alcohol Poll confirms the obvious”

The latest Annual Alcohol Poll Report from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) confirms what is common knowledge, that most Australians’ drinking occasions are at home and that Australians enjoy the convenience of home delivery. The real question...

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ABA comment on latest AIHW Findings on Alcohol Consumption

ABA welcomes the latest updates in the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Report shared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), which shows continued positive trends associated with Australians’ alcohol consumption. “Despite perceptions driven by...

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