These amendments to the Liquor Act 1992, Gaming Machine Act 1991 and Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 were the second phase of the government’s legislative response to the final evaluation report of the Tackling Alcohol Fuelled Violence Policy.
Some of the amendments to this Policy which came into effect on 7th April are as follows:
- Staff and Contractors who control entrances must ensure ID scanning requirements are met for each patron and refuse entry to any person subject to a police or court ban. A maximum penalty of 10 units, for both the staff member and the licensee, can apply for failure to comply.
- It is an offence for a licensee, or a person authorised to act on behalf of the licensee, to ban an investigator from entering the licensed premises, unless the ban relates to an investigator’s behaviour as a patron of the licensed premises. This includes officers of OLGR who have been appointed as investigators and police officers. The maximum penalty is 200 units or 1 year’s imprisonment.
- Other amendments now in effect, or due tocome into effect in the near future may be accessed from the following link: