New Secondary Supply Bill
• In March 2011, The Victorian Government introduced the Liquor Control Reform Amendment Bill into Parliament that will make it an offence under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for a person to supply alcohol to underage teens or minor (a person under the age of 18 years) in a private home without parental consent.
• A person who supplies alcohol to a minor without a parent’s consent could be subject to the same penalty faced by licensees who supply alcohol to minors in licensed venues – a maximum fine of more than $7000. Sometimes friends and relatives start underage teens on drinking alcohol.
This has huge implications for parents hosting parties for underage teens.
Even 18th birthday parties often have a few underage kids present that could potentially get parents that supply alcohol into a lot of trouble under these new laws! Parents will be more careful not to start alcohol drinking in their homes because of this bill.
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