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Extending the microbreweries excise refund scheme

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by spicelab, May 9, 2012.

  1. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (450) Australia Nov 6, 2009

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  2. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (630) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Definitely good news!

    If only Craig Thomson was involved then we would have the trifecta...but he was probably too "busy"
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  3. hmmm, and they are pushing out some fairly stiff competition in that regard, as well...
  4. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    Very good news considering the rest of the budget (well, what I've heard anyway).
  5. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (450) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    That's what makes it all the more impressive. If you look at the lengths the govt has gone to in squeezing dollars out of every nook and cranny of the economy, giving up $10 million over forward estimates isn't small beer.
  6. Don't you see it is the lefties that are the biggest growing market for the craft brewers...and from my experience, I'm not surprised...;)
  7. foles

    foles Savant (430) Australia Jan 28, 2007

    I think everybody is so shocked that this has happened that they dont quite believe it. Not much forum activity on this today!
  8. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (550) Australia Jun 15, 2010


    I've heard Abbott loves a good Cantillon
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  9. any references to Politicians and Blind Pig would obviously be out of order, as well....
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  10. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    He was asked about that in a press conference tonight. Why Cantillon is his favorite. They just are he says.
    Can't argue with that.
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  11. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Wait... is this a joke? (The Tony Abbot/Cantillon thing?)

    And I barely believed it when I read it. Great first steps. I think the best thing was upping the litre threshold.
  12. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (550) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Of course it's a joke

    He prefers Fantôme
  13. ALEBOY

    ALEBOY Savant (315) Australia May 31, 2003

    Exactly. Great first steps indeed. It should provide many breweries with a range of options to assist in growth and the wording is such that it can easily be extended year upon year.
    As for what Abbot drinks.... 2 years ago Abbot and Gillard both visited the Newcastle/Hunter region on the same day. Both visited pubs. Abbot had a pot/middy of light beer shandy. Gillard had a schooner of black.
    True story.
  14. erm, the word Un-Australian comes to mind....:rolleyes:

    Thanks for sharing !
  15. I concur...only women and Europeans drink shandies...
  16. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (630) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    I've seen a few shandies served to men at country bowling clubs and even at the pub I used to work at...doesn't mean I get the rationale though:)
  17. Should have said mostly...then there are the ones that like a splash of lemonade to top it off...I should have just refused them service ;)
  18. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (270) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    I was at an RSL with my grandfather once and the bar-tender had short poured his beer somewhat. He asked the bar-tender 'Do you think you can fit some lemonade in there?' Bartender: 'Yes, of course sir.' Grandad: 'Fill the c__t up with beer then.' First and last time I ever heard him swore.
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