Simon Corbell’s new liquor laws are much beloved by the operators of large bars and clubs and widely despised by those who prefer their settings more intimate.
Today he’s announced a review is underway and he wants your feedback:
Mr Corbell said the focus for the review will be on the risk-based fee structure, which licensed establishments pay based on the risks they pose to the community through the amount of alcohol sold and their trading hours.
“There was a significant amount of discussion about the new licensing fee structure when the new liquor laws came into operation last year, and I believe that this review process will provide all interested stakeholders with the opportunity to have their say on how they are working in practice,” he said.
“The Government will shortly be writing to all licensees inviting them to comment on the review and key industry stakeholders will be invited to attend round table meetings to discuss their experiences and views on the new licensing fees.”
The Government is also establishing an inter-departmental committee of representatives from the Office of Regulatory Services, ACT Policing, ACT Treasury and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal which will gather key information to improve the review outcomes.
“I invite and encourage anyone in the community, whether they be a licensee or general member of the community, to have their say in this important review,” Mr Corbell said.
You can make your submission on the JACS website.