In August our Executive Officer Chris McNamara continued to meet with Federal politicians to discuss the independent brewing industry and our National Economic Evaluation. Our concerns have been given a fair hearing in these meetings but we can be under no illusions that getting substantive changes made to the current excise system will not be an easy task. We need to continue to keep telling our story and telling our elected representatives how they can help our industry grow. You can see some photos below from our recent meetings.
New South Wales Container Deposit Legislation
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme will start on the 1st of December. If you sell packaged in beer in New South Wales you MUST be a part of the scheme. And you must begin the process of signing up ASAP.
If you have any further questions please contact Chris (0409 836 714 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vocational Training in Victoria
Chris recently met with Gayle Tierney, the Victorian Minister for Skills and Training, to outline how the Victorian government could support the industry through vocational training. We will be meeting with the Minister’s office in the near future to follow up on these discussions.