Submission: Law Commission on Alcohol In Our Lives: An issues paper on the reform of New Zealand's liquor laws

New Zealand Business Roundtable
30 October, 2009

A national interest perspective in the context of the Law Commissions’ inquiry means giving primacy to the interests of consumers. In respect of alcohol, it does not, as in the days of pervasive controls on competition in the liquor industry, mean favouring producer interests. At the same time, such a perspective requires attention to the effects and costs of misuse of alcohol products and effective ways of minimising them.

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