The Role of the Liquor Commission
The Liquor Commission:
- determines liquor licensing matters referred to it by the Director of Liquor Licensing;
- conducts reviews of certain decisions made by the Director, or by a single Member of the Commission;
- conducts reviews based on a question of law;
- determines complaints and disciplinary matters in accordance with section 95 of the Liquor Control Act;
- makes binding, high-level decisions in accordance with Act;
- awards costs associated with matters before the Commission;
- reports annually to the Minister for Racing and Gaming on the activities of the Commission; and
- reports to the Minister for Racing and Gaming , when requested to do so, on the jurisdiction and functions of the Commission, including the provision of high-level policy advice relevant to liquor control matters.
The Structure of the Liquor Commission
The Liquor Commission consists of a chairperson and at least three, full, part-time or sessional members. A minimum of one member of the Commission must be legally qualified.
Each member of the Commission is appointed by the Minister for Racing and Gaming for a maximum period of five years.
Further information is available on the Liquor Commission web site.