New Direction For Gambling And Liquor Regulator

30 March 2015

The Chairman of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, Mr Bruce Thompson, has resigned.

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Jane Garrett, has accepted the resignation. A new chairman will be appointed later next month.

The Commission will now revamp its staff and policies to set a new direction. The focus will be on effective compliance, action and certainty for industry, local communities and consumers.

Regional areas will be one of the important priorities with regional inspections of licensed venues to be increased.

The Victorian community needs to have confidence that its interests are being served by an effective regulator attuned to the risks and problems that can emerge.

Quotes attributable to Jane Garrett, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

"The Liberals’ botched merger of the liquor and gaming regulators has failed the people of Victoria.”

"We want to see venues checked thoroughly and regularly across the state to build a safer, stronger industry.”

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