The boys are back in Oz this week discussing all the big news stories including which breweries are facing ABAC and whether beer really does have it tough when it comes to tax.
Pete joins Matt up in Brissie ahead of the EKKA and to discuss the news of the week, and we’ve got bonus chats with BrewCon presenter Stephen Beaumont, and Paul Holgate on his decision to equity crowdfund.
Two pieces of legislation promising a more equitable playing field for the craft brewing sector passed through the lower house on Tuesday, drawing praise from the Independent Brewers Association.
Brett Stubbs, brewery historian and author of Very Good Beer and Ale – Breweries and Brewers of Tasmania 1820s to 1930s, introduces us to Olaf Hilmer Hedberg, brewer at Cascade and Tasmania’s first Collector of Beer Duty
Brewer (and former tax consultant) Jared Birbeck of Birbeck’s Brewing offers some thoughts on excise and the ARCBA White Paper…
While Australian craft brewers are looking to the government to provide some excise relief, US brewers are looking positively greedy…
Independent Federal MP Rob Oakeshott has recently raised the issue of excise relief for microbrewers on the floor of Federal Parliament. Below is the media release from Mr Oakeshott and his speech, taken from Hansard. If you agree with Mr Oakeshott’s comments and support support for excise relief, you might want to download the attached .pdf versions of… Read more →
International anti-poverty agency ActionAid has launched a campaign accusing the world’s second largest brewer of avoiding paying corporate tax in Africa and thereby denying income to struggling economies. Brewer SABMiller, joint owner of the Australian-based Pacific Beverages, denies the charge. ActionAid says that SABMiller, owner of global beer brands Peroni and Grolsch, inappropriately siphons millions… Read more →