LSA WA Welcomes WA Ministerial Reshuffle

Port Hedland Liquor Accord president Brent Rudler, Racing and Gambling minister Paul Papalia and Member for Pilbara Kevin Michel at South Hedland Thirsty Camel

The Liquor Stores Association of WA has welcomed Premier Roger Cook’s, Cabinet reshuffle.

LSA WA CEO Peter Peck said the ministerial changes would enable the positive engagement and dialogue between the Cook government and the packaged liquor industry to continue.

“We welcome Minister Paul Papalia back to the Racing and Gaming portfolio, especially as he was the “architect” of the Banned Drinkers Register” Mr Peck said.

“Minister Papalia has always been cognisant of the complexities and challenges associated with the take-away liquor industry in jurisdictions where issues around alcohol, police resourcing and community safety collide”.

“We are confident Mr Papalia strikes the balance when addressing community harm where it may be attributed to alcohol” Mr Peck said.

“At this point I would also like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Minister Reece Whitby and his team for their effort and collaboration within the Racing and Gaming portfolio”.

Mr Peck said Minister Whitby and his staff always facilitated and accommodated the LSA’s concerns and issues around liquor reform and regulation and is confident that level of collaboration will continue with Minister Papalia and his ministerial team.

You can view the cabinet reshuffle statement from Premier Cook HERE.

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