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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation provided updated COVID-19 information for the latest lockdown and announced that wholesale liquor sales data reporting is open for relevant licensees, who must report wholesale liquor sales data no later than 15th August.

The NSW Government announced that from yesterday (Wednesday 8th July) NSW will temporarily shut its border with Victoria to contain the spread of COVID-19. Fines and penalties apply for non-compliance.

Founders First brewery Sparkke at the Whitmore was the recipient of two awards at the AIA’s South Australian Architecture Awards.

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is backing the country’s accounting bodies which have called on the Government to provide small businesses with better access to financial advice through a voucher system. Find out more.

Ballistic Beer’s venues in Brisbane and Ipswich are reopening on 11th July.

In Queensland, new amendments to planning laws will allow public notice requirements to be completed through digital or other online media to advertise development applications. Learn more about planning legislation amendments.

Wayward Brewing Co. has teamed up with Smoking Coals Barbecue to create a Wayward Fried Chicken recipe using its Raspberry Berliner Weisse. Recipe here.

News from elsewhere

British sustainable packaging company Frugalpac has launched a wine bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard, which it said has 16 per cent of the carbon footprint of glass.

US brewers are facing “financial ruin” due to uncertain tax rates according to the country’s Brewers Association.

Pub closures are putting the UK hop industry under serious pressure.

Canadian farmers are benefiting from the hostilities between China and Australia, which has led to China posing an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley.

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