In Federal Parliament today, Member for Bass Ross Hart MP has argued that the Turnbull Government’s attempt to mitigate the effects of  their heavy handed reform of the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) rebate, is not sufficient, nor will those efforts come in time for our local wine industry.

The Turnbull Government introduced their Wine Australia bill which is intended to mitigate some of the unfortunate consequences of their decision to reduce the WET rebate from $500,000 to $350,000, with the wine tourism and cellar door grants program.