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Liquor and Accommodation Act 1990 (No. 44 of 1990)
Requested:  8 Jul 2015
Consolidated as at:  Sessional

17. Liquor guidelines

      (1) The Board shall, from time to time, formulate and publish liquor guidelines setting out the policy it intends should generally be followed when consideration is given as to –

(a) whether or not a liquor licence or liquor permit should be granted; and

(b) the conditions to be imposed in a special licence or permit; and

(c) any other matter in relation to the administration of this Act.

      (2) The Board shall, if required to do so by the Minister, formulate and publish guidelines in relation to such matters under this Act as the Minister specifies.

      (3) In formulating liquor guidelines the Board shall formulate policies which, in its opinion, will best aid and promote the economic and social growth of Tasmania by encouraging and facilitating the orderly development of the hospitality industry in the State.

      (4) In formulating liquor guidelines the Board may –

(a) seek submissions, both from people with an interest in the liquor retailing industry and the general public; and

(b) consult such people as it considers appropriate; and

(c) take into account such considerations as it considers relevant.

      (5) The Board may formulate and publish different liquor guidelines for different classes of licences and permits.

      (6) Liquor guidelines are of no effect until approved by the Minister.

      (7) Liquor guidelines shall generally be followed by the Board or the Commissioner when considering an application in respect of a liquor licence or liquor permit but do not bind the Board or the Commissioner and may be departed from where the Board or the Commissioner is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so.