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Liquor lobby: regulation defeated (2nd of 2)

Liquor lobby: regulation defeated

In 2010 the Law Commission recommended that the liquor industry be more tightly regulated to reduce the huge economic and social costs of drinking. The industry opposed stronger regulation and helped persuade the government to introduce reforms that were not detrimental to their operations. This Tom Scott cartoon suggests that the outcome was the result of politicians being beholden to the industry for political funding.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0014385
Cartoon by Tom Scott

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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Economic interest groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020