Liquor Act 2007 No 90
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 8 August 2020 at 05:08)
Part 1 Section 3
3   Objects of Act
(1)  The objects of this Act are as follows—
(a)  to regulate and control the sale, supply and consumption of liquor in a way that is consistent with the expectations, needs and aspirations of the community,
(b)  to facilitate the balanced development, in the public interest, of the liquor industry, through a flexible and practical regulatory system with minimal formality and technicality,
(c)  to contribute to the responsible development of related industries such as the live music, entertainment, tourism and hospitality industries.
(2)  In order to secure the objects of this Act, each person who exercises functions under this Act (including a licensee) is required to have due regard to the following—
(a)  the need to minimise harm associated with misuse and abuse of liquor (including harm arising from violence and other anti-social behaviour),
(b)  the need to encourage responsible attitudes and practices towards the promotion, sale, supply, service and consumption of liquor,
(c)  the need to ensure that the sale, supply and consumption of liquor contributes to, and does not detract from, the amenity of community life.