The Government's proposed Alcohol Reform Bill was "very much
stronger" than current legislation and could make life "quite
uncertain" for licensees, former Liquor Licensing Authority
Judge Bill Unwin said in Queenstown yesterday.
A Cromwell restaurant owner last year convicted of indecently
assaulting two former employees and offering to supply
cannabis to a person under the age of 18 at one of his
restaurants will lose his liquor licence and his ability to
enter his restaurants during business hours.
Two recent rulings by the Liquor Licensing Authority identify
where the body thinks the contentious boundary between
personal responsibility ends and host responsibility starts
as it relates to the hospitality industry.