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Annual Report 2019-2020 Liquor Act 2019



Annual Report 2019-2020 Liquor Act 2019

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LiquorAct2019 Annual Report Pursuant to Section 260 2018-19FinancialYear Under the Liquor Act 2019 (the Act), the Commissioner of Police has a number of legislative reporting requirements in relation to number of suspensions imposed by the Commissioner under section 260. Section 260 of the Act states: (1) The Commissioner of Police must, each financial year, give to the Minister a report that provides the following information: (2) The report must be given to the Minister within 3 months after the end of each financial year. (3) The Minister must table a copy of the report in the Legislative Assembly within 6 sitting days after the Minister receives the report. Report pursuant to s 260(1 ) of the Act: (a) the number of suspensions imposed by the Commissioner of Police under section 258 and a police officer under section 259 during the year: 1 (b) the licences and authorities that were suspended: 1 (c) the periods during which those suspensions had effect. See table below: Section 258 of the Act states: (1) The Commissioner of Police may suspend a licence or an authority if any of the following occurs, or is likely to occur, at or in the vicinity of the licensed premises and the officer considers it appropriate to do so: (a) an emergency or a natural disaster; (b) riotous conduct; (c) a breach ofthe peace; (d) a threat to public safety. (3) The Commissioner of Police may also suspend a licence or an authority if: (a) the licensee, or the licensee's employee or agent, is being investigated for an offence against this Act; and (b) a police officer investigating the offence believes on reasonable grounds that the offence is likely to continue. ^rf^^,, OUR MISSION: To serve and protect OUR VISION: A safe and resitient Northern Territory ^ PAGE 3 OF 4 Liquor Licence Name Location Date suspended Duration of suspension Bojangles Restaurant and Saloon Alice Springs 22/05/2020 48 hrs

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