Newcastle conditions under threat


The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority is reviewing the range of special conditions that have applied to 14 hotels and bars in Newcastle’s CBD since 2008.

These conditions have been successful in achieving an outcome of reducing alcohol related violence and continue to be strongly supported by the Last Drinks Coalition and most Newcastle business owners.

The successful lockout and last drinks laws in place in the Newcastle CBD since 2008 are now the subject of a snap review after the Australian Hotels Association pressed the regulator to either revoke or vary them.

We believe this review is a clear example of the undue influence of the alcohol lobby on NSW politics and policy.

The Last Drinks Coalition covering letter and submission to the review can be read below:

Last Drinks Cover Letter Last Drinks Cover Letter (375 KB)

Last Drinks Submission Last Drinks Submission (934 KB)