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Special Edition No.3

The Hospitality Messenger is very conscious of WA’s liquor, hospitality, event and tourism industries being hit hard by the current COVID-19 situation and is committed to providing as much support as possible.

* NEWS FLASH*

New take-away liquor laws

From today, licences authorised to sell packaged liquor will be subject to the following:

"the licence does not authorise the sale of packaged liquor in excess of the following quantities per customer per day:

(i) 11.25 litres (one carton) of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits; or

(ii) 2.25 litres (3 bottles) of wine; or

(iii) 1 litre of spirits; or

(iv) 1 litre of fortified wine; or

(v) a combination of any two of (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) above but not a combination of two of the same product."

This will apply to both in-store and delivery sales.

If a licence is already subject to a condition that is more onerous than this new condition, the more onerous one applies.

Don’t be fooled!

The Government stimulus packages, relaxing of corporate compliance requirements and other measures introduced to soften the blow of COVID-19 implications are not a green light for blanket disregard of contractual obligations and other laws.

The current crisis does not automatically mean that rents don’t have to be paid or that options under contracts don’t expire or that directors of companies can abandon their posts.

Be prudent, be fair and reasonable and seek advice if in doubt.

Just a Reminder

As businesses focus on the critical situation at hand, don’t forget important routine deadlines, including the following, for example:

* ETP renewals.  If you have an ETP due to expire in the near future, now would be a good time to apply for renewal if you want to extended trading privileges to continue beyond the current expiry date.

* If you are taking the current closure period to renovate, changes to licensed premises need to be advised to the Director of Liquor Licensing within 14 days (some changes will need prior approval).

* Convictions need to be notified to the Director of Liquor Licensing within 14 days.

Need help?

So much information has been published by both the Federal and State Governments in the last week.  It is difficult to keep up.

If you need help getting your head around the safety nets available for financially stressed businesses, or if you want to know the options for suffering financial business distress, or if you are wondering about related regulations and procedures… Lavan can help.

Our Recovery, Reconstruction and Insolvency team is across the current wave of information and available to assist.  Here is the latest publication from the team, with contact information within, or you may contact any in The Hospitality Messenger’s team for an introduction.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE HOSPITIALITY MESSENGER PDF

AUTHOR
Jessica Patterson
Partner
AUTHOR
Dan Mossenson
Emeritus Partner
AUTHOR
Alec Weston
Senior Associate
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