All alcohol banned to under-18s

in News · 16-06-2015 15:38:00 · 0 Comments
All alcohol banned to under-18s

A new law published in the Government Gazette Tuesday will mean that as of 1 July, under-18s will be banned from purchasing all types of alcohol including wine and beer.

Until the newly-published law-change beer and wine was available for purchase from establishments to over-16s.

The bill stresses that the main objective is not "punish or penalize behaviour" but "minimise the consumption of alcohol among teens by increasing the minimum age of access and the corresponding prohibition of sale".


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