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Review of the Liquor Laws kicks off

By johnboy - 21 April 2011 8

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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.

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8 Responses to
Review of the Liquor Laws kicks off
PM 12:45 pm 05 May 11

Website finally has closing date listed – 27 May.

Mystery2Me 3:33 pm 26 Apr 11

dvaey said :

Will this review also look at all at the nite-rider service, which was brought in as part of the package of new laws? Im sure the police will be happy to inform those in power of the DUI rates heading out of the city due to the lackluster public transport options available.

The nightrider service was extended over summer (compared to previous years), it was never going to be a permanent option for late night / early morning transport throughout the year. I think that due to really low useage of the service, we’ll be lucky to see it return next summer for the same length of time. Which I think is a shame. With better publicity, it might actually have been more successful.

dvaey 11:01 am 26 Apr 11

Will this review also look at all at the nite-rider service, which was brought in as part of the package of new laws? Im sure the police will be happy to inform those in power of the DUI rates heading out of the city due to the lackluster public transport options available.

cleo 1:03 am 22 Apr 11

I really don’t care either way, as I’m not a drinker, but god help Canberra, the place will become a ghost town.

Thumper 7:58 pm 21 Apr 11

I’m a tolerant person but now these muppets are messing with my drinking and my live music. Vote the pricks out.

p1 1:40 pm 21 Apr 11

Will they be surveying any people who were licensees before the new laws came in, but are no longer, to determine if the laws put anyone out of business?

PM 1:32 pm 21 Apr 11

When will the comments close?

bloviate 1:08 pm 21 Apr 11

Hopefully some changes that will *gasp* support small establishments come into effect.

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