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The beer excise cut that wasn't

In the lead-up to the 2022–23 Budget media reports suggested that the Government was considering halving the excise tax on draught beer—that is, beer designed to connect to a pressurised gas delivery system, pump delivery system or other system prescribed by the regulations. It was claimed that this was in response to a push from hotels and clubs that are seeking to attract more patrons in order to recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the most recent IBISWorld industry report on pubs, bars and nightclubs in Australia, the industry has indeed been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the industry has also seen a de... Read more...

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