New liquor laws cracking down on parents who supply their children or other minors with alcohol irresponsibly have been passed by the ACT Government. Attorney-General Simon Corbell said the Liquor Amendment Bill would bring Canberra into line with laws in other states and territories.
"New 'secondary supply' offences will prohibit the supply of liquor or low-alcohol liquor to children and young people by anyone other than a parent or guardian or someone authorised by a parent or guardian on private property or land," he said.
"A parent, guardian, or someone authorised, will still be allowed to supply liquor on private property so long as it is done in a responsible manner."
People who breach the secondary supply law can be fined up to $3,000.