Excise on draught beer

17 February 2022

Regarding lowering the excise rate for draught beer, Labor's Shadow Treasurer is considering the implication of such a change.


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the hospitality and tourism industry over the past two years and the emergence of the Omicron variant presents even further challenges.


Unfortunately, the Morrison Government’s failures to provide sufficient rapid antigen tests at this critical juncture in the pandemic and one of the slowest booster rollouts in the world has significant economic consequences.


We will continue to encourage this Government to work with the sector to ensure the industry is able to grow as the economy recovers.