The NSW Government's proposed reforms to streamline the operation and regulation of the registered clubs industry were passed by Parliament today in March 2018.
The changes followed two consultations of the clubs' industry conducted by Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) – a public review that assessed the effectiveness of the club amalgamation and de-amalgamation framework; and a targeted consultation with club peak bodies that considered the accountability requirements of registered clubs.
The changes include:
Changes to amalgamations simplify and streamline the process for clubs by reducing red tape, time and cost.
The new co-regulatory model enables L&GNSW and the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority to focus more time and resources on high-risk governance matters within clubs.
Club amalgamation and de-amalgamation framework
Accountability requirements for clubs