BEER PRICE COULD RISE FURTHER Beer price rises which operate today cover only increased excise.
If an application by the breweries for a price increase (now before the Prices Commissioner) is approved, beer prices will rise still further. New prices in force today include :- Pint (16 oz.), 1/3 (rise 3d.); schooner, front bar 10½. (2d.), saloon 1d. (2d.); butcher, front bar, 6½d. (1½d.), saloon, 7½d. (1d.); bottle, Cooper ale, 2/5 (6d.); beer lager, or ale other than Cooper, 2/4 (6d.).
The drinker now pays more than half the price of his beer in excise. Excise on a bottle of beer is now about 1/2½, an increase of nearly 6d. Excise on a reputed pint is now 9d.
Melbourne, Fri.: Increased prices for beer, effective immediately, were announced today by the Prices Commissioner (Mr.Waldron). The new prices within the metropolitan area are: 4-oz. glasses. 5d.; 7-oz.. 9d.; 11-oz. 1/. Bottled beer will cost 2/4 a bottle.
- News (Adelaide) Friday 28 September 1951