The proposed 'Wine Restructuring Action Agenda' and alternative policy options for the Australian wine industry

Grant, Bligh and Gow, Jeff and Dollery, Brian (2011) The proposed 'Wine Restructuring Action Agenda' and alternative policy options for the Australian wine industry. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 19 (89). pp. 1-25. ISSN 1447-6312

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Abstract

The Australian grape-growing and wine producing industry enjoyed meteoric growth from the early 1990s onwards, with wine sales forming an increasingly important element of both national export earnings and farm-sector income. Despite this success, a recent downward slump in industry profitability and a dampening of demand for wine has resulted in a call for government-assisted intervention, which would include a national 'vine-pull'. This paper examines the 'Wine Restructuring Action Agenda' (WRAA) proposed by a suite of industry bodies, and in particular the vine-pull policy option, in light of its predecessor, the vine-pull scheme of 1985-87. We argue that past experience suggests that both state and federal governments, and the industry itself, ought to explore the other options contained in the WRAA more fully, and indeed other emerging proposals for industry innovation and 'light touch' regulation, when addressing the long-term sustainability of the Australian wine industry.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is a non-refereed journal.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting and Finance
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 01:10
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 04:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: wine industry; industry regulation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910404 Productivity (excl. Public Sector)
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19508

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