Parliamentary recommendations ignored as Queensland Amendment Bill passed only allowing takeaway wine to be sold by restaurants and cafés.
A review committee has recommended a “middle ground” over the controversial Queensland takeaway proposals for restaurants which initially ruled out beer.
The ATO has extended its takeaway beer repackaging concession to continue to support businesses in the alcohol industry affected by COVID-19.
After complaints from the stakeholders including Queensland Hotels Association and FARE, licensed cafes and restaurants will be permitted to sell takeaway wine but not beer.
The Queensland government has announced that takeaway liquor sales have been extended for licensees through to April 2021.
The WA Government has lifted restrictions placed on the amount of takeaway alcohol permitted per person, which it says was intended to relieve pressure on the health system during the COVID-19 crisis.
NSW clubs, pubs, small bars, cafes and restaurants can now sell takeaway food and alcohol this Good Friday and ANZAC Day in a move to help businesses impacted by COVID-19.
WA has temporarily restricted takeaway liquor sales to one carton per person in attempts to “minimise alcohol related problems in the community”.