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Thursday, July 18, 2013

NSW drops bans on alcohol discounts and youth celebrity promotions

Changes to state government regulations on the sale of alcohol in NSW have been heavily watered down to ditch proposed bans on huge discounts and promotions by celebrities who appeal to under-18s.
The new guidelines have lost many of the strict recommendations made in a draft from August last year, leading to accusations by the Labor opposition and Greens that the rules had been written by the alcohol industry and lobby.

The August draft ruled out “endorsements from celebrities or other role models that primarily appeal to minors as part of the liquor promotion”, reported Fairfax, but in the final guidelines the ban has become advice under “additional information” for venues to “take care”.  > > > >  Read More