Declare moratorium for online alcohol licences

14 February 2019: The NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) is calling for an immediate moratorium on new online alcohol licences until an urgent review has been carried out by the incoming NSW Government. “The online alcohol market has exploded, becoming the ‘wild west’ of under-regulation,” said NAAPA spokesperson and Chief Executive of the Foundation for READ MORE

Urgent election priority: catch-up regulation making ‘online alcohol’ safer

9 January 2019: Uber Eats and other food delivery services would be banned from selling alcohol; buying alcohol would not be possible via AfterPay or similar ‘buy now pay later’ services; and online alcohol deliveries would be next-day only, under an Election Platform designed to make NSW safer and healthier. One of four reforms proposed READ MORE

Borsak’s bill a dangerous play for violence over vibrancy

19 November 2018: NSW MLC Robert Borsak has been accused of propagating a dangerous fiction that would derail Sydney’s new vibrancy, threaten community health and safety, and put the city’s frontline emergency workers back in the firing line of violence, again. The NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) says claims by the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party READ MORE

NSW govt bulldozes community safeguards under guise of legislative update

22 August 2018: The New South Wales Government is recklessly trampling community safeguards under the guise of a routine legislative update, according to the state’s public health and medical experts. The warning comes ahead of today’s Liquor & Gaming NSW 2018 Regulatory Roundtable in Sydney, with the NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) highly critical of READ MORE

Bound and gagged – NSW liquor licensing silences community objections

24 August 2017: New South Wales communities are being robbed of the opportunity to object to or complain about liquor licence applications, by an unfair, complex and outdated regulatory system. In its submission to Liquor and Gaming NSW’s Evaluation of the Community Impact Statement requirement for liquor applications, the state’s leading alcohol policy coalition, the NSW READ MORE

Flawed ‘three strikes’ scheme further undermined by hasty government proposal

21 May 2017: A government program designed to ensure licensed venues across New South Wales comply with liquor regulation was already failing to target the industry’s worst repeat offenders. Now critics say a bill, introduced to Parliament by Racing Minister Paul Toole, threatens to further weaken the scheme and put the safety of patrons and READ MORE