Management training and host responsibility
106-114 Part II - New term licence controller and management training requirements.
The new term licence controller would apply to the persons designated as responsible for the premises, whether currently the licence holder or the manager, and require such a person to be on duty at all time, fully accountable and fully trained.
This training requirement is fully supported. These changes are to be legislated now, but to be implemented at a later date by Order in Council, to allow time for training requirements to be met. Since polytechnics and some DLA offer such training, we suggest a year from enactment would certainly be enough time for this.
In February 1992 a policy change was made to permit alcohol advertising on the broadcast media, on a three year trial basis.
Members of Parliament will remember that Joy McLaughlins 1996 Private Members Bill was deferred by Government on the grounds that a comprehensive review was imminent. The Liquor Review did not cover or give attention to submissions on alcohol advertising on the grounds that an advertising industry review of the Code on Liquor Advertising was imminent. Submissions to that review, in early 1998, were limited to new matters and only very minor changes were made.
Since this Bill, like the Review, gives no attention to alcohol advertising, there has been no opportunity for Parliament to review this policy issue.