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Agency ID1089
TitleLicensing Commission
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 12/12/1935
End Date 30/6/1992
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for granting and review of liquor licences

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Agency IDTitleRelationship
10579Licensing CourtAppeals referred to Licensing Court
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1935, Vol CXLV, No 165, p.1858
Liquor Acts Amendment Act 1935
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1942-43, p.134
Liquor Acts Amendment Act 1973
Department of Tourism,Sport and Racing Annual Report 1991/92, p.29
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Abolishing N/A
Administered Liquor Act 1912; Liquor Act 1992 (assented on 22 May 1992)
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The Licensing Commission was established on 12 December 1935 under the "Liquor Acts Amendment Act 1935".

The Licensing Commission assumed responsibility for issuing licences while Courts of Petty Sessions retained responsibility for maintaining the registers of licences and records of charges and complaints.

Under the "Liquor Acts Amendment Act 1973" the Licensing Court of Queensland assumed responsibility for issuing licences while the Licensing Commission was responsible for keeping the records of charges and complaints and registers of licences. The Commission was responsible for club licences, liquor licences and billiard and bagatelle licences.

As a result of recommendations of the Public Sector Management Commission Review, the Licensing Commission was abolished on 30 Jun 1992. From 1 Jul 1992 applications were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Racing and appeals went to the Liquor Appeals Tribunal.

Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 12 Dec 1935 - 1 Jan 1942
Attorney General 1 Jun 1942 - 14 Nov 1957
Minister for Justice and Attorney General 14 Nov 1957 - 20 Dec 1971
Minister for Justice 20 Dec 1971 - 20 Jun 1972
Minister for Justice and Attorney General 20 Jun 1972 - 31 Aug 1989
Minister for Justice 31 Aug 1989 - 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Justice and Corrective Services 7 Dec 1989 - 30 Jun 1992

Licensing Courts

The functions of the Licensing Commission were transferred to the Department of Tourism, Sport and Racing on 1 July 1992.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1089, Licensing Commission
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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