In March 2021, the Minister of Justice stated that he believed it would be beneficial to review the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (our main law that controls the sale and supply of alcohol).
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi told Newsroom that he believed it would be beneficial to review the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, and he was assessing the ability to do that within what was already a fairly full work programme in the Justice portfolio.
The timing and scope of any review would be subject to Cabinet consideration and approval, he said.
It is very important that any review is wide in scope - allowing a fresh, comprehensive look at our liquor laws. If the scope is narrow, only a few aspects of the law will be looked at. This won't bring about the changes in alcohol harm that are desperately needed.
Decisions on the scope of the review - wide, moderate, or narrow - will be determined by Cabinet in this Parliamentary term.
Alcohol Healthwatch has been approached by many individuals wanting to have their say on the review of our liquor laws. To assist with these requests, we have created this website to enable community say.