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The 1962 Victorian Beer Ban

On Friday 8 December 1962 the Victorian Trades Hall Council’s Disputes Committee placed a complete ban on the export of beer from Victoria. This led to an immediate shortage in NSW towns bordering the state and left more than 10,000 cartons of beer sitting on docks and in warehouses. The action not only provided crucial support for brewery workers in their fight for improved wages but also marked a new step in the long running fight against the federal government’s anti-union ‘penal powers’. … Continue readingThe 1962 Victorian Beer Ban