The Liberals have announced their plans to make life easier for liquor licensees that aren’t the Labor Club:
A Canberra Liberals Government will:
— Immediately abolish the requirement for establishments that operate solely as restaurants and cafes to complete and submit a Risk Assessment Management Plan.
— Review the requirement for Risk Assessment Management Plans for accommodation providers and “casual” licensees, with a view to removing this requirement where possible.
— In consultation with the industry, review the liquor regulatory regime (including licensing fees, occupancy loadings, outdoor areas, RSA training requirements, and incentives for encouraging responsible drinking behaviour) to develop a truly risk-based approach.
— Review enforcement arrangements to ensure coverage is adequate, but not excessive, and targeted effectively.
— Expand on-the-spot fines for low level alcohol-related antisocial behaviour.
— Build emphasis on personal responsibility, by requiring people to pay the cost of the use of the “sobering-up” facility.
— Help develop liquor laws similar to those in other jurisdictions.
— Ensure that students, as part of their vocational training, have an opportunity to do RSA training.