A website for convenience stores in Australia has issued a report that the government is moving closer to allowing such stores to sell liquor. A report issued to the parliament on March 29th recommended that alcohol sales be permitted. The report was produced in response to a special legislative committee established in 2016 to reduce government interference in businesses. The president of a convenience store association praised the report. In addition, a major convenience store chain supported the proposed action.
- Convenience stores are pushing to be allowed to sell alcohol in the United States.
- While it includes complex legislation, steps are being taken in order to legalize the sale of alcohol in convenience stores.
- Big retailers like 7-Eleven have been pushing for and aiding in expediting the legislation process.
“The Red Tape Committee was established in October 2016, and as part of its inquiry, has looked at the effect of red tape on the economy and community while focussing on a number of factors, including the assessment and reduction of red tape legislation in relation to the sale of alcohol.”