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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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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, better environmental outcomes...

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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 quarter of total alcohol sales...

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Australians should have no faith in the new drinking guidelines

Peak industry body Alcohol Beverages Australia has expressed its disappointment at the release of the final guidelines by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommending Australians consume no more than 10 drinks a week. ABA CEO Andrew Wilsmore said; “Australians should have...

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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 week and still have no greater...

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Respect the craft and help an industry recover this festive season

Australia’s leading winemakers, brewers, distillers and the people who sell and serve their drinks are urging Australians to experience the best they have to offer as part of the nation’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.   Alcohol Beverages Australia CEO Andrew Wilsmore said: “With border...

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“It is important to note that the survey results showing an increase in the number of Australians choosing to have a drink does not equate to either increased consumption of alcohol or increased levels of harmful drinking,” - @AndrewWilsmore

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This week marks a huge milestone for the @SmashedProject. Since its 2018 launch, 100,000 young people in Australia have been educated on the dangers of underage drinking. Thank you @WeAreGibber for your partnership in rolling out #SmashedAustralia

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