Horton Review into liquor laws complete, results out late April

27/08/2018 Posted by admin

Findings of the Horton Review into Newcastle’s CBD liquor laws will be released in late April.The man in charge of reviewing Newcastle’s decade-old CBD alcohol laws has finished his inquiry.

Liquor and Gaming NSW is sticking to its late April timeline of releasing the findings of barrister Jonathon Horton QC and the submissions made to the Horton Review.

Mr Horton was charged with assessing whether there should be any changes to the conditions that were introduced in 2008, which affect when several licensed venues in the CBD have to close, restrictions on the types and numberof alcoholic drinks they can serve and when the last patrons are allowed to enter the premises.

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A Liquor and Gaming spokesperson confirmed the inquiry was complete and said the Horton Review’s findings would be published online this month, but would not be drawn on a date.

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“The Independent Liquor andGaming Authority is considering Mr Horton QC’s report and anticipates resolving its final view and publishing its decision in late April along with the submissions received,” the spokesperson said.

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