Lobbyist slams alcohol law reform process

Rebecca Williams. Photo / The Aucklander
Rebecca Williams. Photo / The Aucklander

There's frustration in the alcohol reform lobby, with one campaigner now saying the process of changing alcohol laws has become a joke.

Labour has added to the stack of Alcohol Reform Bill amendments, with a proposal to make it illegal to sell RTDs with more than five per cent alcohol.

Rebecca Williams at Alcohol Healthwatch says the process has already dragged on too long since the Law Commission report in 2010.

She accused the Government to bowing to pressure from the alcohol industry.

"We've just been waiting and waiting and waiting for this, and all we're getting is more watering down, more backtracking," she said.

"It's just completely unacceptable."

- Newstalk ZB

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