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Breaking news: WA announces Secondary Supply laws – finally

Regular readers of GrogWatch will know that we’ve been lobbying for all state and territories to introduce Secondary Supply legislation.

We’re pleased to let readers know that Western Australia has decided to introduce the laws.

Secondary supply laws empowers parents to decide if and when their underage child is provided alcohol. The laws make it illegal for an adult to give alcohol to people under the age of 18 in private homes or other unlicensed premises without the consent of the parent or guardian.

The new laws will apparently include the so called ‘responsibility provision’ which says that even adults authorised by a child’s parent to serve them alcohol must do so only in a responsible way.

The news laws will include penalties but those details are yet to be confirmed by the WA Government. The laws are expected to come into effect in the first half of 2015.

GrogWatch particularly congratulates Perth mother Samantha Menezes for championing this cause. Say congratulations on her Facebook page – Introduce Secondary Supply Laws in WA.

So now South Australia and the ACT are the only jurisdictions without secondary supply laws. If you’d like to help us campaign for them to be introduces in those states, please drop us a line.