Liquor legislation gets topped up
ANYONE who sells liquor to a person under the age of 18 without their parent or guardian’s permission could soon face a fine of up to $10,000.
The legislation was introduced into Western Australian Parliament last week.
Racing and Gaming Minister Colin Holt said the first stage of the Liquor Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 addressed issues which had attracted community interest.
“During the Liberal National Government’s wide-ranging review of the Liquor Control Act, a clear concern emerged about the supply of liquor to juveniles without parental con- sent. The Government and I share those concerns,” he said.
The Bill also specifies that a person supplying alcohol to a person under the age of 18 – who has the consent of their parents or guardian – must do so responsibly.
There is a maximum penalty of $10,000 for the new offence.