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Wine laws scrapped

Wine laws scrapped

Extensive feedback and consultation has resulted in the State Government’s decision to not proceed with laws to allow the sale of wine in the state’s supermarkets.

Deputy premier, Mr John Rau said the intentions of the original proposal, with which he continues to agree, were not able to be delivered.

“When this proposal was first raised with me by independent grocers, it seemed to me that it could benefit both the independent grocers and smaller South Australian wineries,” he said.

“After considering all submissions and seeking legal advice, I am now of the view that we can not achieve the desired outcome without hurting independent bottle-shops, our local wine industry and helping Coles and Woolworths.”

 For the full story, grab August 28 edition of The Leader.