Red Tape Reduction for Queensland Liquor Licensing
The new bill ‘Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013’ will result in a range of changes to legislation affecting the liquor and gaming industries in Queensland as early as 1 July 2013.
Changes in liquor licensing will include:
• non-profit community organisations will no longer need a Community Liquor Permit to sell alcohol at a one-off fundraising event or function in certain circumstances;
• small regional shows will be exempted by regulation from the need to have a Community Liquor Permit in some circumstances;
• licensed premises including detached bottle shops will not be required to advertise new applications in newspapers and in the Government Gazette, saving up to $1,500 on some applications;
• Paperwork will be reduced for low risk venues such as restaurants or cafes applying for liquor licences i.e. a Risk Assessment Management Plan (RAMP) and a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in certain circumstances.
There are many other changes incorporated in this bill, if you would like more information on the new legislation or liquor licensing in general, please contact Anthony Miller.