Hospitality industry slams new alcohol supply rules

Hospitality industry slams new alcohol supply rules
There are fears of unintended consequences for licence-holders. (Image: R&G)
Brent Melville
The Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act (Community Participation) Bill will serve to marginalise local communities, putting decision-making in the hands of outside influencers, alcohol and hospitality lobby groups say. The bill, which passed its third reading in parliament on Thursday, makes several changes, including allowing any individual or group to object to a licence application, removing the ability for parties to appeal provisional local alcohol policies and removing the ability to cross-examine at alcohol licensing hearings.Justice m...

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