New laws in NSW close loopholes for online alcohol delivery
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Community organisations have welcomed new legislation in NSW to hold alcohol companies that sell their products online to a higher standard.
The rapid growth of alcohol being sold online and delivered directly into people’s homes has raised concerns among family violence specialists.
“COVID-19 has increased the already unacceptably high risk of violence for many women and children.
“While it’s not the primary driver of family violence, alcohol can increase both its severity and frequency.
“73 per cent of family violence specialists report that they have noticed an escalation in violence and abuse triggered by alcohol and drug use during COVID-19,” said Ms Hayley Foster, CEO of Women’s Safety NSW.