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Liquor review finds small venues should pay less

By johnboy - 22 September 2011 5

Attorney General Simon Corbell has announced the tabling of the Final Report on the Review of Liquor Licensing Fees.

He goes to some lengths to say they’ve got no proof the laws brought in last year have hurt any bars, but he does concede the main complaint:

In December 2010, 636 licensees applied to renew their liquor licences compared with 592 in 2009/10; 612 in 2008/09 and 601 in 2007/08 suggesting a market trend where more licensees are staying in the liquor market.

Based on the results of the alcohol-related incident data provided by ACT Policing, the review has recommended that the Government consider adjusting the liquor fees to better reflect the lower risk of harm to the community from smaller licensees.

“The review made a number of other recommendations which I will also give close consideration to in making a new fees determination for next year,” Minister Corbell said.

The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury has responded saying they told him so.

A key finding of the Report was that “The Government consider adjusting the current fee framework to lower fees for smaller licensees”. It also reports that “Overall, the submissions confirm that a fairer approach should be calibrated”.

The Greens May 2011 submission to the review recommended that smaller venues be offered lower fees

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5 Responses to
Liquor review finds small venues should pay less
milkman 5:38 pm 24 Sep 11

Bramina said :

buzz819 said :

I-filed said :

Backflip?

I wouldn’t call it a backflip, the premises will still be charged more then they were before the reforms, it’s more to make it fair on the smaller businesses, so places like say The Phoenix aren’t being charged the same as Mooseheads.

Seem’s fair to me, why would a small pub that can hold a total of 90 people be charged the same as a club that can hold 8 or 9 times that amount.

Interesting to see that more places applied for a license this year then in the previous couple of years.

Besides people tend to drink less at smaller establishments, which means they cause less trouble when they leave. At places like moose, unipub, etc. people drink a lot more and cause a lot more problems when they leave.

If anything, the government should be encouraging small bars.

Exactly. How often to cops have to come and mop up after a brawl at a smaller, quieter establishment compared with somewhere like Mooseheads?

buzz819 5:17 pm 24 Sep 11

Bramina said :

buzz819 said :

I-filed said :

Backflip?

I wouldn’t call it a backflip, the premises will still be charged more then they were before the reforms, it’s more to make it fair on the smaller businesses, so places like say The Phoenix aren’t being charged the same as Mooseheads.

Seem’s fair to me, why would a small pub that can hold a total of 90 people be charged the same as a club that can hold 8 or 9 times that amount.

Interesting to see that more places applied for a license this year then in the previous couple of years.

Besides people tend to drink less at smaller establishments, which means they cause less trouble when they leave. At places like moose, unipub, etc. people drink a lot more and cause a lot more problems when they leave.

If anything, the government should be encouraging small bars.

I think you will find that people drink the same amount no matter where they go, the problem is when you add another 6-700 people all getting intoxicated with them, getting kicked out at the same time when the problems start.

A decent public transport system which stops people having to loiter around whiled drunk waiting to get home will see the biggest reduction in alcohol fueled violence.

Bramina 12:31 pm 24 Sep 11

buzz819 said :

I-filed said :

Backflip?

I wouldn’t call it a backflip, the premises will still be charged more then they were before the reforms, it’s more to make it fair on the smaller businesses, so places like say The Phoenix aren’t being charged the same as Mooseheads.

Seem’s fair to me, why would a small pub that can hold a total of 90 people be charged the same as a club that can hold 8 or 9 times that amount.

Interesting to see that more places applied for a license this year then in the previous couple of years.

Besides people tend to drink less at smaller establishments, which means they cause less trouble when they leave. At places like moose, unipub, etc. people drink a lot more and cause a lot more problems when they leave.

If anything, the government should be encouraging small bars.

buzz819 10:07 am 23 Sep 11

I-filed said :

Backflip?

I wouldn’t call it a backflip, the premises will still be charged more then they were before the reforms, it’s more to make it fair on the smaller businesses, so places like say The Phoenix aren’t being charged the same as Mooseheads.

Seem’s fair to me, why would a small pub that can hold a total of 90 people be charged the same as a club that can hold 8 or 9 times that amount.

Interesting to see that more places applied for a license this year then in the previous couple of years.

I-filed 8:33 am 23 Sep 11

Backflip?

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