Section 21 of the Liquor Act 2019 provides that a hearing may be conducted by the Commission on any matter that it may make a decision on under the Act.
A hearing conducted by the Commission must be in public, unless the Commission is of the view that it is not appropriate, such as where commercial‑in‑confidence information requires protection or undue hardship may be caused to a person.
Hearings are open to the public, unless the Commission directs otherwise, to ensure that:
- the Commission’s procedures and processes are subject to scrutiny
- people involved in the matter can expand on any written submissions or objections they have made, and discuss issues with the Commission in a public forum
- the Commission can explain its thinking and receive valuable feedback.
Audio and/or video recording of proceedings by the public (including media) is not allowed.
Last updated: 07 October 2019