advocacy group

The group is led by David Kitchen and Helen Black and the group’s focus is to take the next steps in the push for a more contemporary excise regime which facilitates the development of the small independent brewers and to continue the work underway at a state level in both QLD and NSW whilst extending that into other states.

Key Outcomes:

  • The Economic Impact of the Independent Brewing Industry
  • Fair tax for independent beer
  • Making Australia into the Asia-Pacific centre of excellence for brewing
  • State-based industry development
  • Fair access to markets and fairness in labelling mandatories
  • Creation of a new government body

To get involved please email David directly on



  • Advocacy forum moderator
    Helen Black
    February 19, 2020
    Hello, I am Helen Black and I just thought I would introduce myself as the moderator of this online group. I am the co-owner of The Coastal Brewing Company based up in Forster, NSW.  Prior to setting up the brewery in 2017, I worked for over 20 years in the corporate world and have a keen interest in advocacy and the public policy arena.  I'm looking forward to engaging online!