LSAWA in Kalgoorlie for Accord meeting

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On Wednesday the Chair of LSAWA, Mr Lou Spagnolo travelled to Kalgoorlie to attend the local Liquor Accord meeting.

At this meeting Julia Stafford gave a presentation by phone on the McCusker Foundation’s minimum unit price project.

The presentation lasted approximately three minutes with Ms Stafford briefing the Accord on their recommendation they have already presented to the Deputy Premier Hon Roger Cook.

Some suggested the briefing felt more like a box-ticking process than advocacy or engagement with industry.

The Accord did not move any motions relating Ms Stafford’s presentation and the meeting concluded with a brief update of the progress for the Banned Drinkers Register project the LSAWA is leading.

“I can understand the frustration with the Kalgoorlie Liquor Accord wanting to be part of the trial but for several reasons, it looks likely the first trial will be confined to the Pilbara. I have no doubt that when the results start to come in the government will seriously look at extending the trial area”, Mr Spagnolo concluded.