An iconic Aussie spread, that most of us have grown up with, could be banned due to concerns that it is being turned into Alcohol!
PM Tony Abbott has suggested that it is important to ensure that vegemite usage in remote communities is being properly policed.
However Mr Abbott doesn’t want the spread to be banned amid claims that it is being used to brew alcohol.
Mr Abbott told reporters in Brisbane that “Vegemite, quite properly, is for most people a reasonably nutritious spread on your morning toast or on your sandwiches.”
Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said “Addiction of any type is a concern but communities, especially where alcohol is banned, must work to ensure home brewing of this type does not occur … Businesses in these communities also have a responsibility to report any purchase that may raise their own suspicions.”
Mr Scullion believes businesses in dry communities had a responsibility to report any Vegemite purchase that may raise suspicions.
The government isn’t seeking to place any restrictions on the sale of the spread.