Social impact considered in refusal of alcohol licence

Interesting to see this article in the Manning River Times (August 16 2012) on how the Office of Liquor and Gaming considered evidence from local Police in their decision to refuse a discount liquor licence to supermarket giant Aldi in the small town of Taree, in New South Wales. Evidence included statements from Police and crime statistics for the area. While social impact reports are not required in many Government decisions, it’s great to see the local Police putting a case together for this one.