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Minimum Unit Pricing hurts the hip pockets of all Australians

All Australian consumers will pay more for alcohol if Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) is implemented. “It’s a blunt instrument that forces the majority of responsible drinkers to pay more and takes a proportionally greater amount from those on lower incomes,” says Mr Andrew Wilsmore CEO of Alcohol...

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Drinking guidelines made complicated for the average Australian

Most Australians drink alcohol for enjoyment, relaxation and sociability, and do so responsibly. The NHMRC drinking guidelines which help determine harmful levels of consumption are extremely important and must have credibility within both the health community and the public. Mr Andrew Wilsmore,...

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National Alcohol Strategy

Australians would view it as our duty to fight the harmful use of alcohol – as an industry, as producers, as retailers, and as individuals – to help improve the health of Australians and reduce the risk of alcohol-related harms and Non-Communicable Diseases. The release of the National Alcohol...

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Binge Drinking improves but perceptions yet to follow

Latest data from the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) confirms Australia is increasingly a country of moderate drinkers, with heavy episodic drinking at its lowest level since 2001. Despite the 13.5% fall in the number of Australians binge-drinking, only 10% of Australians...

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A welcome boost to Sydney’s night-time economy

The Joint Select Committee’s recommendation to repeal Sydney’s lockout laws is great news for the night-time economy and combined with other measures will help restore the vibrancy, fun, international reputation and economic prosperity to the city. Andrew Wilsmore, CEO of Alcohol Beverages...

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Alcohol Industry leads responsible marketing

Over the past 50 years alcohol ­advertising has increased in volume and expanded its reach, especially in the past 10-15 years through digital and online media. Industry has been at the forefront of innovations to ensure controls above-the-line are translated online. Andrew Wilsmore, CEO of...

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Australians’ drinking overall still at 50-year lows

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released data today shows that while alcohol consumption per capita is steady, Australians are still drinking at 50-year lows. “It’s really important that we understand the bigger picture at play here” says Andrew Wilsmore, CEO of Alcohol Beverages Australia.  ...

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Safety AND Diversity – a solution to Sydney’s lockout laws

Today Alcohol Beverages Australia presented to the Joint Select Committee on Sydney’s night time economy and offered workable solutions to ensure public safety while relaxing the law to restore Sydney’s reputation as an exciting international city. “ABA was delighted to contribute to this select...

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National Alcohol Strategy

Alcohol Beverages Australia stands by our comments made two weeks ago on the National Alcohol Strategy. We participated in an open and transparent consultation process as part of providing input to the development of public policy led and decided on by Government. We agree alcohol harm should be...

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Alcohol Beverages Australia appoints new CEO

Alcohol Beverages Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Wilsmore as Chief Executive Officer. Wilsmore has over twenty years’ experience in the retail, hospitality, tourism and agricultural sectors. His most recent role was at Endeavour Drinks Group (part of the Woolworths...

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Moderate drinking better than none to avoid bowel cancer

A recent study published in the prestigious International Journal of Cancer[1] shows there is now a clear benefit from drinking moderately- one or two glasses per day limits the risk of bowel cancer. The study, which reviewed 16 published studies across the United States, Germany, Australia,...

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ABA welcomes Kerri Osborne as Media and Communications Manager

Alcohol Beverages Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerri Osborne as Media and Communications Manager, effective 27 May 2019. Osborne’s role will be focused on media relations with government and industry stakeholders to deliver evidence-based communication and increased...

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Key Government Statistics on Australian Alcohol Consumption

The most comprehensive and credible source of data showing Australia’s relationship with alcohol is the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Drug Strategy Household Survey, with a sample size of almost 24 000 Australians. The most recent survey by the AIHW, a Commonwealth...

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ABA launches industry contribution report

Whether it is a family vineyard in the Barossa or a university student working in a CBD bottle shop, a new report shows the beer, wine and spirits industry provides direct and indirect employment opportunities for more than 590,000 Australians. The industry’s important economic and social...

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Australia’s alcohol trends continue in right direction

Australia’s relationship with alcohol remains on the right track with today’s release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Apparent Consumption of Alcohol Data showing the lowest rate of per capita drinking since 1961-62. The report reflects the trend of Australians opting for more premium...

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ABA statement in response to Cancer Council research on labelling claims https://www.alcoholbeveragesaustralia.org.au/aba-respond-to-cancer-council/

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