By Andy Young
The Callinan Review, which is looking into the 2014 liquor laws that were introduced in New South Wales, has received more than 1800 submissions from organisations and individuals.
The review will be looking at the 1.30am lock out, 3am last drinks, 10pm take-away liquor sales restriction and the annual liquor licence fee, which were introduced by former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell in February 2014.
As TheShout reported earlier this week, submissions for the review closed on Monday night and these will now be reviewed by the Hon Ian Callinan AC QC and his team as part of the two-year review of the laws.
The review will also consider more than 570 emails and other correspondence that were received before the formal submission period which opened on 5 March.
The review is consulting with government, industry and community stakeholders, and will consider a range of statistical data relating to alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour, to inform its findings.
Copies of the submissions will be available on the review’s website from 18 April and Mr Callinan is scheduled to deliver his final report to the NSW Government in August 2016.