Liquor leg­is­la­tion gets topped up

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

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.

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