Liquor cannot be sold legally to a minor. In addition, where there are reasonable grounds for considering that an adult is purchasing alcohol for a minor, RSA QLD staff must decline the sale. When an adult attempts to buy liquor for a minor -this is called a secondary sale.
RSA staff must understand that intoxication begins when the first drink of alcohol is consumed and commences its passage through the human body. When alcohol builds up in a person’s bloodstream, it can significantly affects the drinker’s understanding of events and their outward behaviour. The body quickly absorbs alcohol. However, the exact time that the […]
Most Australians drink alcohol for enjoyment, relaxation and sociability, at levels that cause few adverse effects. However, there are some who drink at levels that increase their risk of alcohol-related harm. RSA staff at licensed venues should understand that alcohol can cause significant ill-health and hardship for some people.
People are affected by alcohol in different ways. Is it just the amount of alcohol consumed? Or do other factors influence how a person’s health and behaviour are affected by alcohol?
In NSW it is illegal to sell, supply or obtain liquor for a person who is under 18 years of age. Licensees and RSA staff need to take a proactive and high profile approach to support this NSW legislation in relation to the prevention of underage drinking.
Patrons who are approaching intoxication may try to convince managers and RSA staff of their instant ‘sobering up’ techniques, but there is no easy way to sober up. Sobering up or reducing the alcohol in your body takes time. Most alcohol is broken down by the liver, and the liver can only eliminate one standard […]
Patrons who can negatively affect both the atmosphere of the venue and the enjoyment of other patrons include those who are unduly intoxicated or disorderly. RSA staff must ensure that intoxicated and disorderly patrons are not served alcohol.
The Liquor Act 1992 prevents the sale or supply of liquor to minors. It also details the specific forms of personal identification (ID) that can be used by licensees, approved managers, RSA QLD staff and security to check a person’s age. The Australian ID Checking Guide details the acceptable proof-of-age ID in each State and […]