Spirit of Responsibility
Influencing policy and regulation to create social and economic opportunities for future generations.
Source: Food & Drink International, by Dominic Cuthbert, 15 October 2018
Spirits & Cocktails Australia believes that adult consumers who drink responsibly should have fair and equal access to their preferred spirits beverage.
A standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams of alcohol. One standard drink always contains the same amount of alcohol regardless of container size or alcohol type, that is beer, wine, or spirit. A standard drink is a unit of measurement. In the same way one metre measures a particular distance travelled, one standard drink measures a particular amount of alcohol consumed.
Wide-ranging reform of Australia’s alcohol taxation regime is long overdue. Continued inactivity entrenches distorted consumption patterns, threatens existing manufacturing jobs, serves as a barrier for the development of an export oriented local spirits industry and places unnecessary administrative burdens on industry and Government alike, all of which is ultimately borne by the consumer.
Centuries of skill, culture and tradition are poured into the production of fine spirits and for hundreds of years people have enjoyed them while celebrating, while unwinding, and while socialising with family and friends.
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