Australian grape and wine industry

12 February 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-318-7

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 25KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 6KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 92KB)
Chapter 1 - Background (PDF 103KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Outline of the report
Value of the industry
A 'structural mismatch of supply and demand'

Chapter 2 - Wine equalisation tax rebate (PDF 228KB)

Cellar door rebate scheme
WET rebate scheme
Criticism of the wine equalisation tax
Criticism of the WET rebate
Reforming the WET rebate

Chapter 3 - Wine retail (PDF 198KB)

Private or own brands
Market share
Responsible Service of Alcohol qualifications

Chapter 4 - The role of AGWA and the export market (PDF 197KB)

Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Research and development (R&D)
Data collection
Export market

Chapter 5 - Industry representative organisations (PDF 64KB)

Code of Conduct

Dissenting report of Senator Sean Edwards and Senator the Hon Bill Heffernan (PDF 18KB)
Dissenting report of the Australian Greens (PDF 24KB)
Dissenting report of Senator Nick Xenophon - The Wrath of Grapes (PDF 31KB)

Enough is enough
Wrong Way, Go Back
Going Down, Down, Down – The Effect of the Duopoly on the Wine Retail Sector

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 23KB)

Questions on notice
Adelaide, Thursday 24 September 2015
Swan Valley, 27 October 2015

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 18KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511