The Australian Hotels Association has told the ABC that it is too easy to get a liquor license in Canberra and that as a result there are too many “outlets” here.
Spokesman Michael Capezio said the checks on license-holders’ suitability are inadequate.
He also doesn’t think that promotions for cheap drinks and so on are “not conducive to both responsible consumption of alcohol, which we think is a responsibility for the customer to adhere to, and responsible service”.
I wonder what prompted this outburst. Too many pubs and clubs that aren’t AHA members? Or do they all have to be members?