Submissions For Draft Liquor Bill 2019 Open Until 26 April 2019

Submissions For Draft Liquor Bill 2019 Open Until 26 April 2019

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles

Exposure Draft Of The Liquor Bill 2019 Open For Comment

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government has released its Exposure Draft of the Liquor Bill 2019 for public consultation and comment.

“Alcohol abuse creates crime, destroys families and costs the community millions of dollars every year. That’s why we have introduced some of the most comprehensive liquor reforms in the country.” Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said.

“Riley Review highlighted the need for an entirely new Liquor Act, finding the current regulatory regime is inconsistent, unfit for purpose and contributing to the unacceptable levels of alcohol-related harm in the Territory.”

This Bill is part of a process to modernise the Liquor Act 1978, as recommended in the 2017 Riley Review into alcohol in the Northern Territory.

“We are tackling alcohol-related crime by introducing some of the most comprehensive alcohol policy and legislation reforms in the nation. This Bill is part of an extensive process to rewrite the Liquor Act 1978, as recommended in the 2017 Riley Review into alcohol in the Territory.” Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said.

“New Liquor Act will help us achieve real change, cut crime and long-term benefits for the Territory. The Exposure Draft of the Liquor Bill 2019 gives Territorians the opportunity to read and comment on proposed legislation before it is introduced to Parliament.”

Process has already involved extensive consultation with industry and stakeholders on numerous aspects of the current Liquor Act, to ensure the new Act meets community expectations and industry needs, gives regulatory bodies certainty, cuts crime and creates generational change in the Territory.

Consultation process for the Bill will:

  • Share information about key aspects of the Exposure Draft of the Liquor Bill;
  • Seek the views of Territorians, businesses, NGOs, and representative bodies about the Bill

Consultation process will also include information forums held across the Territory for industry, NGO’s and service providers. Submissions must be received by COB Friday, 26 April 2019.

Information Forums Schedule

Location

Date

Time

Venue

Darwin

Thursday 4 April

Public-NGO Forum: 9 am – 11 am Industry Forum: 2 pm – 4 pm

Wetlands Conference Room, Level 2, Jacana House, 39 Woods St, Darwin.

Palmerston

Friday 5 April

Public-NGO Forum: 9 am – 11 am Industry Forum: 1 pm – 3 pm

Community Room 1, Palmerston Recreation Centre, 11 The Boulevard, Palmerston.

Nhulunbuy

Monday 8 April

Public-NGO Forum: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Industry Forum: 12:30 pm – 2 pm

PMC Conference Room, 74 Chesterfield St, Nhulunbuy.

Katherine

Friday 12 April

Public-NGO Forum: 9 am – 11 am Industry Forum: 1 pm – 3 pm

Level 1 Conference Room, Katherine Government Centre, 7 First St, Katherine.

Alice Springs

Monday 15 April

Public-NGO Forum: 10 am – 12 pm

DCM Meeting Room, Level 1, Alice Springs Plaza, 36 Todd Mall, Alice Springs

Tennant Creek

Tuesday 16 April

Public-NGO Forum: 9 am – 10.30 am Industry Forum: 11 am – 12.30 pm

Barkly Room, Tennant Creek Training Centre, 65 Staunton St, Tennant Creek.

Alice Springs

Wednesday 17 April

Industry Forum: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

DCM Meeting Room, Level 1, Alice Springs Plaza, 36 Todd Mall, Alice Springs

Abbreviations:

NGO’s            Non-governmental organisations