After a thorough process of consultation involving the circulation of a discussion paper and a draft bill, the Government has decided not to proceed with laws to permit sale of wine in supermarkets.
Consultation shows wine in supermarkets would benefit duopoly
26/08/2013 After several months of consulting with industry groups and citizens, the State Government has announced that it will not proceed with laws to allow the sale of wine in South Australian supermarkets.
On 27 January 2013, a discussion paper and draft bill proposing to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 to create a new class of liquor licence to allow supermarkets to sell bottled wine was released for public comment. The period for consultation closed on 1 March 2013.
Below are the submissions received from respondents who did not object to the publication of their submission on this website. Personal information and references to third parties in some of the submissions have not been published. Emails sent entitled "Lets Draw the Line" have not been published.
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A cheap deal for faster internet may lead to disappointment
South Australians are being warned about an increased risk of unwanted sale tactics as more areas across South Australia continue to hook up to the new National Broadband Network (NBN).
Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Dini Soulio, said the attraction of a faster internet speed can lead to consumers becoming distracted by the promotion of cheap deals with unfavourable terms and potential scams.
State Government continues consultation on child protection reform
Following a lengthy formal consultation process, the State Government yesterday met with the SA Alliance for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing to further discuss the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill currently before Parliament.
The Government has committed to further consultation with the Alliance on specific areas of concern as the Bill continues to progress through the Parliament.
People leaving another state or territory to escape an abusive relationship will have their protections carried with them into South Australia under laws passed by State Parliament yesterday.
The Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) (Recognition of National Domestic Violence Orders) Amendment Bill ensures South Australian courts and police can automatically enforce domestic violence protection orders made in any other Australian state or territory.