The State Government is making progress in its commitment to reduce red tape by 20% by 2018 with changes to liquor licencing legislation helping small businesses and supporting our local tourism industry.
Tour operators will now be allowed to serve up to two standard alcoholic drinks to their guests without requiring a licence. Low risk venues such as restaurants, cafes and small community clubs) will no longer require an approved manager to be on site if they don’t operate past midnight.
For more information go to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation website http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au.
Also, under new legislation before Parliament, the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act (PAMDA) will be split into industry specific legislation to reduce red tape and simplify the process for buying and selling a house or car in Queensland. Reducing these administrative burdens will make it easier for consumers to buy and sell property and cars and cheaper for industry.
We have already scrapped the sustainability declaration, re-introduced the principal place of residence stamp duty concession and reduced the payroll tax burden for Queensland businesses.
The Government is committed to targeting unnecessary regulation and sending a clear message that Queensland is open for business. I’d be interested in your feedback on this.