The same liquor licensing rules that apply to rural shows will now apply to campdrafts thanks to the “Nanango Amendment” tabled in State Parliament last week
Member For Nanango Deb Frecklington

December 1, 2014

Campdraft associations around Queensland will no longer have to apply for liquor permits, thanks to a push by the Cooyar Campdraft Association with the assistance of Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington.

Mrs Frecklington said the Cooyar Campdraft Association approached her earlier this year to request campdraft events be exempt from needing a Community Liquor Permit (CLP).

Small regional shows are already exempt.

“On behalf of the group I wrote to the Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, explaining that campdrafts should be under the same classification as small regional shows,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“I’m delighted that in Parliament last week the aptly named ‘Nanango Amendment’ to the Liquor and Fair Trading Legislation, exempting campdrafts was announced.

“Campdrafts play an integral role in the cultural fabric of our regional communities, providing important social and economic benefits to local towns and the region as a whole.

“Plus, these events are run by volunteers who don’t need to be bogged down by unnecessary regulation. These changes will ease the red tape and also save them money.

“I would really like to thank the Cooyar Campdraft Association for raising their concerns and congratulate them on helping to make this important change.

“Our combined efforts will be a great benefit for campdrafting groups across the State.”

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said the legislation amendments fall under the Liquor and Fair Trading Legislation (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014.

“These amendments will save associations time and money which can be put back into other community purposes. I want to particularly thank the Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, for her strong advocacy on this issue,” Mr Bleijie said.

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