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The Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act) and the Liquor Control Regulations 1989 (the Regulations) provide the tools needed by the Director of Liquor Licensing to ensure licensees comply with their obligations under the legislation and licence conditions.
The aim of these reforms is to:
The key proposals being explored in Theme 3 include:
New South Wales (NSW) implemented an incentive and demerit point system for liquor licensees, to reward good compliance and penalise poor compliance.
This model will be assessed to determine its suitability for use in WA.
Specifically, consideration will be given to whether it may assist in the reduction of serious alcohol related violence and repeated non-compliance with the legislation.
A number of harm minimisation tools are available to the licensing authority:
This reform will consider whether some of these tools can be enhanced to increase their effectiveness in reducing harm, including:
Expanding the use of barring notices to reduce alcohol-related violence that occurs beyond the vicinity of licensed premises. For example, people who commit family or domestic violence away from a licensed premises.
More detail on the reforms will be made available via newsletters, surveys and the public consultation paper, The Next Chapter of WA's Liquor Laws — have your say.
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DLGSC is interested in hearing from you. You can have your say on our proposed reform ideas and provide us with new reform ideas by:
Submissions close 4pm Tuesday 31 January 2023.
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You can also provide your feedback and reform ideas by completing one of our surveys. Please follow the links to complete the survey that is best suited to you:
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