Half of Tasmanian distillery costs paid out in tax, industry body says

Matt Maloney
Updated July 10 2024 - 2:40pm, first published 2:12pm
Industry development in Tasmania's premium spirits market is being held back, the Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association says.
Industry development in Tasmania's premium spirits market is being held back, the Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association says.

Development of the state's spirits industry is being constrained by unsustainably high tax rates which now account for 50 per cent of a Tasmanian distiller's overheads, the Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association says.

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Matt Maloney

Political reporter for Australian Community Media, based in Hobart.

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