Monday, October 9, 2017


I'm off to Brisbane tomorrow to attend ALLAF2017 ... The Australasian Liquor Licensing Authorities Forum ... as part of the New Zealand delegation.

Will miss the announcement of the new Labour/NZF/Greens government as I will be in conference session.

Back next week when no doubt I'll have something to say.


Lolitas brother said...

Yes we will all miss that announcement because it won't happen.

Anonymous said...

Long way to go for a pint Veteran :-) While you are there suggest raising the drinking age back to 21. That will save the country millions in police and hospital admissions not mention lives......ah I forgot it will lose the government millions in taxation.

Lord Egbut

Anonymous said...

Supping at the taxpayer trough again.

Gerald said...

Adviser to the Vulnerable Childrens Ministry and now liquor licencing.
How many more strings you got in that bow?

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... we don't make the laws ... we enforce them. I don't think there is any great will in Parliament to revisit the matter ... old enough to fight for the country, old enough to drink and all that sort of thing. Once you let the genie out of the bottle its pretty hard to get it back in ... as the toxic trio will find over their stupid proposal to tax water.

Anon 8.12 ... thank you for your snide remark. In NZL the Authority is the appellant authority for decisions of District Licensing Committees and challenges to Provisional Local Alcohol Policies as well as dealing with all enforcement applications bought by the Police. We have the powers of a Commission of Inquiry and function as a Court.

Gerald ... I hold a Ministerial warrant as a member of the Benefit Review Committee which is the second tier appellant authority for anyone wishing to challenge a decision of MSD relating to NZL superannuation and benefit payments. I was first appointed back in 2002 by the Clark government. I am also a Member of PACDAC which has a statutory role of advising the Prime Minister on matters concerning New Zealand's Nuclear free legislation as well as recommending grants from the PADET (Peace & Disarmanment Education Trust and DEUNIF (Disarmament Education United Nations Implementation Fund).

There, you now know all there is to know.

gravedodger said...

Keep up your public service Vet and enjoy the weather.
Four days and counting since the sun went awol here, come in warming of what ever is available.