Many community groups have contacted my office to express their delight at the State Government’s changes to liquor and gaming laws which will make it easier to hold fundraising and community events. The new laws passed by the Government will allow groups to hold events without the need to obtain liquor permits. From 1 July this year, community groups such as P&Cs and Rotary Clubs will be able to serve drinks without needing a Community Liquor Permit. These common sense amendments mean community groups in Glass House will soon have the freedom to enjoy a drink responsibly without the hassle of filling out huge forms and paying fees. This Government also has a strong agenda to reduce red tape in the liquor and gaming industries and a range of changes will be implemented from 1 January 2014. My office has fact sheets on both of these announcements so give us a call if you would like one to be sent to you – 5435 2013.