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Statement on Australia-UK Free Trade Deal

Alcohol Beverages Australia welcomes the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom. Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Wilsmore said  “the finalisation of the Australia-UK Free trade deal brings considerable benefits to drinks producers in both countries and to...

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Cost of Alcohol study to drive resources to cultural change

Alcohol Beverages Australia, and the industry more broadly, are very supportive of reducing the harmful impacts of drinking. These latest cost estimates show that some of the figures reflect the impacts of alcohol from years and perhaps decades of misuse, offsetting some of the health gains we...

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Statement on alcohol beverage supply chain disruptions

CEO of Alcohol Beverages Australia, Mr Andrew Wilsmore, said “The good news for Australians is that there will still be plenty of drinks to choose from when they visit their local bottleshop, pub, club or restaurant this festive season. “Some products, however, may not be available due to global...

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ABA appoints new executive team following 2021 AGM

Alcohol Beverages Australia has elected a new Executive Committee at its Annual General Meeting hosted on November 30 in Sydney. Mr Greg Holland, CEO of Spirits & Cocktails Australia has been elected as the new ABA Chair; with Mr Tony Battaglene, CEO of Australian Grape & Wine named as...

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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 anti-alcohol activists that harms...

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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 offers a unique opportunity...

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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, policymakers and NGOs behind a shared...

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Treatment episodes fall as Australians moderate alcohol intake

Anti-alcohol activists continue to mislead by today presenting a survey suggesting more people in Victoria used alcohol treatment services during Covid says Alcohol Beverages Australia CEO Andrew Wilsmore. “Let’s allow facts, rather than vague opinions, apply when it comes to providing information...

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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: “Australia has a world-class...

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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 popular as tastes changes, and...

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Positive drinking trends in new ABS report show Australia’s drinking culture has changed for the better!https://www.alcoholbeveragesaustralia.org.au/positive-drinking-trends-show-australias-drinking-culture-has-changed-for-the-better/

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