By Andy Young
Former High Court judge Ian Callinan AC is leading the review of the New South Wales 2014 liquor law reforms, and today is the last opportunity to make submissions.
The Callinan review is investigating the impact of the 1.30am lock outs, 3am cessation of liquor sales, 10pm take-away sales cut-off and the annual liquor licence fee program. The review will consider how the new laws have impacted on alcohol-related violence and other harms, on businesses and their patrons and on community amenity.
The new laws were put in place in February 2014, and the two-year review will be informed by data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics as well as information provided by community and business stakeholders. The terms of reference for the review can be viewed here.
The review invites interested bodies and persons to make “concise written submissions, initially of no more than 2500 words and including any links or references to relevant research, statistics and data”.
Those submissions should be received by close of business today. If you have still to make your submission to the Callinan review, you can do so via the liquor law review website.