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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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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 groups seeking to impose more...

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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 Alcohol (RSA) certificate....

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ABA welcomes Tony Ritchie as Director – Media & Communications

Alcohol Beverages Australia (ABA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tony Ritchie as Director – Media & Communications, effective today, 25 August 2020. Tony will lead ABA’s external and internal communications efforts, showcasing our industry as leaders in encouraging the...

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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 is so what? There is nothing...

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Drinking in moderation is the new norm

16 July 2020   Findings from the most comprehensive, independent, and trusted set of data on Australia’s drinking practices have confirmed a continuation of longstanding positive trends in our community. “These significant results confirm that our drinking culture has permanently changed for...

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Alcohol Beverage Sector is ready to be part of the solution

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO VICTORIAN HEALTH GROUPS “Alcohol Beverage Sector is ready to be part of the solution”   DISAPPOINTINGLY, a collection of Victorian taxpayer funded Government agencies and activist groups have attempted to demonise Australia’s world class beer, wine and spirits...

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“Restart the economy by restarting hospitality and tourism”

Behind developing a vaccine, Australians believe the restarting of the hospitality and tourism industry will provide the biggest boost to the economy, in new research released from the ANU today. Mr Andrew Wilsmore, Chief Executive Officer for Alcohol Beverages Australia said today “Australians...

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“Pregnancy Warnings – Let’s get the balance right”

The well-intentioned motion by Senator Griff on pregnancy labelling fails to recognise that FRSC (Food Regulation Standing Committee) and FSANZ (Food Standards Australia New Zealand) bureaucrats delivered a proposal that was not in keeping with the clear direction given to them by Governments. Mr...

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Just like Aust: Scotland & Eng report no overall increase in alcohol consumption during Covid. Increased bottleshop sales offset by closed hospitality venues and less drinking occasions. Don’t trust those claiming covid drinking levels have gone up. https://bit.ly/3uapJZO

The increase in bottleshop sales does not make up for the loss of sales felt by the hospitality and tourism industry.

https://www.alcoholbeveragesaustralia.org.au/some-perspective-on-alcohol-sales/

Let’s not forget why alcohol retail sales were up in 2020. It’s because pubs, clubs and restaurants were either shut or suffered restricted trading hours for many weeks. Australians drink less alcohol now than they did 50 years ago. #auspol

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