The NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) provided a submission to the ACT Government on the Issues paper: Proposals for regulatory improvements as part of the ongoing Liquor Act Review consultation process.
NAAPA makes a number of recommendations addressing the issues for consideration under each section, following the format of the Issues paper.
The submission emphasise that reforms to the regulation of alcohol must acknowledge that the current system of regulation is not adequately mitigating the harms. These reforms must begin with:
- Prioritising harm minimisation as the primary object of the Act.
- Publically reporting on venues that are non-compliant with the Act.
- Providing the Minister and Commissioner with the power to impose conditions on licensed premises to reduce associated risks.