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Winemakers lobby pushes back on Senate committee's advice to abolish wine tax rebate
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A new Senate report with 12 recommendations for reforming the wine industry has been panned by one of the senators on the committee that authored it, and met with disappointment by winemakers. Throughout last year, the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee has been hearing about the wine industry long list of woes; including the need for reform of its tax arrangements, a lack of funding for international markets, concerns about the power of the supermarket duopoly and the plight of grape growers in warm inland production regions.