New liquor licensing laws pass Parliament

Following extensive community and industry consultation, new liquor licensing laws were passed by Parliament yesterday.

The Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill 2017 will reduce red tape and administrative burden for industry, while strengthening our laws to minimise alcohol related violence.

More details can be found on the Attorney-General’s Department website.

The changes will be implemented in different stages, with further consultation in 2018 on the new fee structure and aspects of the new licensing regime.

Consumer and Business Services will work closely with industry bodies and liquor licence holders to ensure a smooth transition.

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