The supermarket with no beer: A review of liquor licensing in Queensland

McNamara, Noeleen (2018) The supermarket with no beer: A review of liquor licensing in Queensland. James Cook University Law Review, 24. pp. 115-127. ISSN 1321-1072

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Queensland is one of the few states in Australia where takeaway liquor cannot be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores, despite calls for reforn from various sectors (including the tourism industry) over the years. This paper discusses the history of liquor regulation in Queensland, together with major reviews of the sale of takeaway liquor to understand why this position seems immutable. It can be argued that the restrictions on purchasing liquor is beneficial to the health of Queenslanders, and is a case of the 'government acting in the best interests of the public’. However, Queenslanders already have the second highest consumption of alcohol per capita in Australia. The regulation of takeaway liquor in a range of other jurisdictions will also be reviewed to give some perspective to the Queensland legislation.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Heritage and Culture (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 04:06
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 05:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: liquor licensing; Queensland liquor laws; takeaway liquor; legal history
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180105 Commercial and Contract Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4806 Private law and civil obligations > 480699 Private law and civil obligations not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform

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