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Might Your Growers be Bargaining Collectively in Vintage 2020 & Beyond?

As has occurred in other areas of the agriculture sector, collective bargaining may play an increased role in grower–winemaker dealings moving forward...The ACCC’s Perspective In the ACCC’s Final Report resulting…

ACCC Releases Wine Grape Market Study Final Report

On 24 September 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its Final Report resulting from its Wine Grape Market Study. The Final Report followed extensive industry consultation carried…

Setting up companies and trusts proves a tax trap for winemakers

Winemakers can run into significant tax problems after transferring their businesses to a company or trust structure. While income tax relief may be available on the transfer of the business…

ACCC calls for more Transparency in the Wine Grape Sector

The ACCC’s Interim Report focuses primarily on the “warm” inland regions, but is highly relevant to all winemakers and grape growers in Australia. It foreshadows recommendations for changes to law…

Penfolds Bells a Copycat – Lessons for Australian Wine Brands

A reminder of the need for vigilance in protecting Australian wine brands and reputationChina continues to provide great opportunities for Australian wine producers and exporters.  With that opportunity comes risk…

Frost Fans – Development Authorisation Requirements

In a Nutshell The installation of frost fans in South Australian vineyards requires development plan consent and building rules consent.  The ERD Court has confirmed that frost fans are acceptable…

WET Reforms now Enacted – What are the top 5 issues with Reforms?

What does this mean? In Summary… New eligibility criteria for claiming producer rebates and new quoting/WET credit rules will apply to the 2018 vintage. New 85% ownership requirement will apply…

Wine Road Show 2017 – WET Reform

Fortified wines in process of being manufactured prior to 1 January 2018 Given the breadth and complexity of issues involved with the WET reforms, combined with the very limited allotment…

WET Rebate Reform – What it means!

In the May 2016 Budget, the Turnbull Government announced significant proposed reforms to the Wine Equalization Tax (WET) Rebate. On 2 December 2016—after extensive consultation with the wine industry—the Government…

Jamies Italian – A Timely Reminder of Insolvency Risk in the Hospitality Industry

On 28 June 2016, receivers and managers were appointed to the Keystone Hospitality Group. A number of well-known bars, pubs and restaurants owned by Keystone were subject to this appointment,…

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