SIMON Corbell has released a report into the effects of his changes to the Liquor Act which he says shows great safety improvements.
“The report confirms stakeholders believe the ACT Government’s reforms have made a positive contribution to community safety with alcohol related assaults across the ACT down by 11% since the new laws came into force,” Simon said.
“The report also confirms that all alcohol related offences (except drink driving) are down by 21%, with drink driving offences down by 7%.”
Assaults in Civic however are up which Simon puts down to having more police around to witness them.
Moving forward the Attorney-General is considering changes related to:
- trading hours
- outlet density
- licence fees
- restrictions on alcohol advertising and promotion
- gaps in secondary supply laws about providing alcohol to minors
- improving data collection and reporting on alcohol related harms
- ensuring the Liquor Advisory Board’s membership and role supports the provision of broadly based advice on liquor issues to Government