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In a previous role, I was tasked with reforming liquor licensing in NSW. Some hotels
had been operating to the same licence for 100 years. They might have paid a shilling for it.
I led a team that developed an incentivised liquor licensing regime. It took into account the
offerings of the hotel, whether its location or the nature of its licensing arrangements
—trading until 5am for example—made it a high risk premises. Through discussion and
consultation—particularly with some really significant members of the liquor industry—
we were able to regulate better practice in the industry. It was a complex but impactful
industry to work with, and I think some of those learnings were incredible. They’ve enabled
me to now occupy a position of oversighting many and varied sectors in my current role.
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