Australians pay the highest taxes for alcohol in the western world. For consumers, this is a particularly punitive tax at a time of zero wage growth.
For producers, taxes are not levied with any sense of fairness: spirit distillers are taxed at 20 times the rate of wine producers for simply making a stronger product.
Government is addicted to revenue from alcohol excise, and, like any addict, they do not want to admit it. It is time for Australian consumers and producers to stage an intervention and tell the government to stop taxing our fun.
Senator Duncan Spender supports abolishing alcohol excise. If you are sick and tired of paying so much in tax simply for having a good time, sign our petition to register your support.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
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