The Queensland Government is drafting laws relating to the delivery of liquor. Online sales and delivery of alcoholic drinks has rapidly increased in recent years. According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, the revenue from online alcohol sales has increased at an average rate of 19.1 percent each year since 2018. This revenue hit a whopping $1.8 billion in 2021.
The Palaszczuk Government has committed to creating a framework to help in regulating online liquor sales and delivery.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Shannon Fentiman says since the pandemic, there’s been a rapid increase in online sales and delivery of alcohol and food.
“Our current liquor legislation predominantly regulates physical licensed premises, it isn’t designed to regulate online sales and delivery, that’s why we’re committing to develop a modernised framework to regulate online liquor sales and delivery in Queensland,” she says.
“This is about minimising potential harm and violence, while also recognising how online liquor sales can offer many customers a more convenient option.”People can read the discussion paper online here and provide their feedback on the framework for the regulation of online liquor sales and delivery.