Victorian RSA to target underage drinking

As part of the Liquor and Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, the Victorian Government expects to close a loophole that allows minors to drink on a licensed premises with parental permission.  The changes effectively stop parents buying their teenager a glass of wine or a beer with their meal during a family dinner at the pub.

Australian Hotels Association Victoria (AHA Vic) CEO, Paddy O’Sullivan said the provision was out of date and removing it would clarify the law while reflecting current attitudes towards alcohol consumption by minors.  “As a general rule publicans do not allow that to happen. It’s not the look you want – it doesn’t reflect community attitudes, it’s not appropriate,” O’Sullivan said in a statement.

The AHA has also pushed for a removal of the requirement of venues to keep an RSA register, in addition to having all of their staff’s RSA and refresher certificates on hand.

Safeguard your business and ensure your staff have their RSA certificates.  CFT International are currently running RSA courses throughout Victoria.  Contact us for venue and dates.

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