In November 2015, the State Government appointed former Supreme Court Justice Tim Anderson to lead a comprehensive review of South Australia’s liquor licensing laws. As part of this review, Mr Anderson considered 89 responses from industry bodies, organisations and individuals to a discussion paper, as well as meeting with approximately 60 representatives of organisations and individuals. Mr Anderson made 129 recommendations covering topics including the overarching licensing regime, trading hours and conditions, red tape reduction measures, dry areas and the supply of alcohol to minors.
In September 2016, the Attorney-General announced the Government would accept the vast majority of Mr Anderson’s recommendations in full. Some recommendations were accepted either in part or in principle and eight recommendations were not accepted.