The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act puts unreasonable restrictions on businesses like La Bella Italia and Bel Mondo, simply because they didn’t envision their concept during the drafting process.
Section 36 does not allow “shops within shops” to have an off-licence, which mean restaurants and speciality food stores like La Bella Italia face great difficulty in providing both a restaurant with an on-licence and a retail area with an off-license, all under the one roof and at the same time.
National MP Chris Bishop proposes an Amendment Bill which would add a subsection 36(2) exempting the issuing of an off-licence to premises where those premises are within or accessed through a restaurant.
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