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Red tape reduction boost for tourism operators

The Newman Government continues to deliver on its commitment to slash red tape with the introduction of a range of further liquor licensing reforms.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said common sense changes made to the Liquor (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 will help small businesses and support one of Queensland’s four key pillars – tourism.

“Until now, tour operators would have to apply for special licenses for every single one of their vessels or vehicles and require ‘approved managers’ just to serve one or two drinks,” Mr Bleijie said.

“That was costly, complex and unnecessary.

“Under these changes, tour operators will be allowed to serve small amounts of alcohol to their guests without requiring a license.

“It will be limited to two standard drinks per adult and will be a convenient gesture of hospitality to holiday makers.