By James Atkinson

The Western Australian committee reviewing the state's Liquor Control Act has called for interested parties to provide written submissions.

As foreshadowed by TheShout last week, the Review Committee will examine and consider matters that are relevant to the operation and effectiveness of the Act, including:

  • Balancing the requirements of consumers for liquor and related services with minimising harm or ill-health caused to people or any group of people, due to the use of liquor;
  • The interests and needs of people selling or supplying liquor; and
  • The interests and needs of the tourism industry and other hospitality industries in WA.

Other matters to be covered include the small bar licence as a category of hotel licence and the viability of the current restriction of 120 persons; the impact of the electronic age and the rapid development of internet sales; and the appropriateness of the current restrictions allowing the consumption of liquor without a meal in restaurants.

The full terms of reference are available here

The closing date for submissions is February 25. Click here to view a copy of the advertisement.

The Shout Team

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