Jan 22, 2018

Newcastle liquor laws review extended by a fortnight

AN email glitch has given the public an extra two weeks to lodge submissions to a review of the controversial “Newcastle solution” licensing conditions.

With supporters of the restrictions in a battle with the Australian Hotels Association about the impact of  the decade-old regulations, news of the extra time will come as a relief to those who had complained about a short time-frame for the review.

Community campaigner Tony Brown has stepped up the fight to ensure that the Newcastle conditions are not watered down in any way, releasing a trove of documents obtained under freedom of information legislation to support his case.

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