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That’s the spirit

House of Representatives < 1 mins read

On Wednesday 5 June 2024, the House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources will hear from peak industry bodies from the spirit and craft distilling sector as part of its inquiry into food and beverage manufacturing in Australia.

Committee Chair, Mr Rob Mitchell MP, said “The Australian spirits industry has seen immense growth over the past decade, with the number of Australian distilleries increasing significantly.”

“The Committee is interested to hear about the barriers the industry faces, and what innovations are on the horizon to enable the Australian spirits industry to realise its full potential.”

The Committee will conduct further public hearings between June to August 2024. Further information about the inquiry, including the Terms of Reference, is available on the Committee’s website:

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (AEST)
Location: Committee Room 1R5, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
Witnesses: Spirits & Cocktails Australia and Australian Distillers Association

Media inquiries

Office of Mr Rob Mitchell MP
(03) 5716 3000

For background information

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 4114

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website On the site, you can read inquiry submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track this Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

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