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Licence Objections Ludicrous

WA Leader of the Opposition and prospective Premier, Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, talks licence approvals, conditions and objections and his vision for the future of Western Australian hospitality.

We need more common sense when it comes to approvals, conditions and objections to liquor licences. Some of the State Government’s objections are nothing short of ludicrous. One recent example was Brotzeit, a German-themed restaurant chain at the upmarket 140 William complex.

Brotzeit was banned from selling beer in traditional German one litre glasses because, among other reasons, the Executive Director of Public Health was concerned about “the potential for some patrons to consume the one litre stein at a faster rate in order to prevent the beer from going warm and/or flat”. I don’t like drinking flat, warm beer, either, but I can make my own mind up about that.

Even a Muslim majority nation like Malaysia allows its Brotzeit patrons to order a 1L Stein – but not in Western Australia.

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Incident Register Form – When to Complete

One of the most frequent enquiries I receive has to do with the completion of an Incident Register Form. It appears that more often than not, staff at licensed venues are being advised by Police that they need to complete the Incident Register, even when no incident has occurred.

You will find comfort in knowing that this is not the case.

Firstly, section 116A of the Liquor Control Act requires that a register of incidents is to be maintained on the licensed premises and in an acceptable form approved by the Director of Liquor Licensing.

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