Our Views

The Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand encourages the moderate consumption of beer by informed adults. Many people enjoy drinking beer which can be part of a healthy lifestyle when consumed in moderation. Beer plays a positive role in both Australian and New Zealand economies due to its contribution to employment, tourism, hospitality and transport. Beer is iconic to the heritage and culture of both Australia and New Zealand.

Our positions on key topics affecting the beer industry can be found at the side of this page.

These positions are based upon the following core principles:

 

  • Drinking beer can add to peoples enjoyment of life, and as a lower alcohol and natural product, can be part of a healthy lifestyle if enjoyed in moderation
  • Beer plays a positive role in our society and the economy due to its important role in the agricultural, brewing, tourism and hospitality sectors, as well as our culture and heritage
  • We encourage the moderate consumption of beer by informed adults.
  • We support targeted efforts by industry, government and the community to reduce the incidence of irresponsible and harmful consumption of beer.