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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 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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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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THE LATEST FROM TWITTER

Alcohol consumption continues trend to moderation in latest report https://www.drinkstrade.com.au/alcohol-consumption-continues-trend-to-moderation-in-latest-report

Retail Drinks Australia has today criticised research released by @FAREAustralia regarding the online liquor retailing industry https://bit.ly/3BmyMdQ #vicpol

Our industry prides itself on its strong relationship with #regional Australia. Increasing investment into #researchdevelopment will help regional businesses adapt to ever-changing climate conditions and drive more efficient farming practices #Vision2030 http://bit.ly/3rEACSd

Congratulations to the Aussie brands who won big at the International Spirits Challenge 2021 https://drinksdigest.com/2021/07/16/australian-rum-wins-international-spirits-challenge/

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