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24 October 2019

Liquor & Gaming NSW engages with liquor industry stakeholders

More than 150 liquor industry stakeholders discussed practical solutions for addressing alcohol-related issues at Liquor & Gaming NSW’s Liquor Accord Conference 2019 in Sydney today.

Liquor accords are made up of liquor licensees, community members, businesses, local councils, police, government departments and other community groups. These groups work together to develop strategies tackling alcohol-related issues, anti-social behaviour and violence in local areas.

The conference program included a number of keynote presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions as well as opportunities for attendees to network with Liquor & Gaming NSW staff and their peers.

The event also provided the platform for Liquor & Gaming NSW to launch the Liquor Accords Program Strategy 2019-2022 and the Liquor Accord Governance and Operational Pack.

The strategy aims to promote self-sustaining liquor accord networks that implement best practice and innovation in fostering a safe and responsible industry. Collaboration, support and recognition are core elements of the strategy.

Executive Director of Liquor & Gaming NSW, Natasha Mann, said ‘The Liquor Accords Conference is one of the key annual events that bring together committed liquor industry stakeholders from across NSW for an open dialogue on a variety of topics.’

‘It’s also a great forum for Liquor & Gaming NSW to explain our plan for the next few years, and discuss how we can support venues, police and the wider community in working through some of the issues they may be facing.’

Stephen Jones, Chairman of the Albury Liquor Accord, owner of Jones Group Hotels and licensee, said, ‘Today I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to network with diverse liquor accords across NSW and learn about what is working for them to solve issues and reduce alcohol related harm in their communities.

‘I’m keen to take these new ideas back to the Albury Liquor Accord and discuss what may work for our licenced venues and community.’

For more information about liquor accords, visit our website.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Eric Aubert (02) 9995 0794, 0438 207 294