Submission to the Queensland Liquor & Gaming and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

FARE’s submission to the Liquor & Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. This submission focuses on the alcohol-related components of the proposed Bill, which are considered the most problematic and makes seven recommendations for the Queensland Parliament.

Recommendations

  1. That the Queensland Parliament reject the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
  2. That the Queensland Parliament reject the proposed amendments to Risk Assessment Management Plans within the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
  3. That the Queensland Parliament reject the proposed amendments to the Approved Managers Register within the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
  4. That the Queensland Parliament reject the proposed amendments to exclude low risk community organisations from requiring a permit within the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
  5. That the Queensland Parliament reject the proposed amendments to Community Impact Statements within the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
  6. That the Queensland Parliament reject the proposed amendments to remove advertising requirements for new licence applications from the Gazette and newspaper within the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
  7. That the Queensland Parliament include all new liquor licence applications online, on the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation website, in addition to the current requirements under the Liquor Act 1992.

FARE supports policy reforms that contribute to a reduction in alcohol-related harms in Australia. Our policy work is informed by the evidence of what is most effective in reducing alcohol-related harms. We support the progression of population-based health measures, which take into consideration the far reaching and complex impacts of alcohol-related harms.

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