Liquor & Gaming Regulation in NSW

In the ever-evolving realm of Liquor & Gaming, join us for Sydney's top-tier seminar that's back to provide you with the latest insights. Industry experts will immerse you in pivotal subjects impacting legal and regulatory professionals in the field. Uncover the most recent developments including the Vibrancy Reforms, cashless gaming trials and harm minimisation laws. Explore the decisions in the Whitebull Hotel, Tourist Accommodation and Quarryman’s Hotel cases and their implications of the future of Liquor & Gaming. 243N46

Friday, 22 March 2024

Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Substantive Law
This program is based on NSW legislation

4.00pm to 4.15pm Afternoon Tea Break

Andrew Campbell, Partner, Hunt & Hunt

2.00pm to 3.30pm Latest Case Laws and Legislative Advancements
  • New developments including Vibrancy Reforms, enhanced regulatory powers and new processes for liquor applications
  • Changes to trading hours and disturbance complaints provisions
  • Case studies:
    • Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority v Whitebull HTL Pty Ltd
    • Tourist Accommodation Pty Ltd v Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority
    • Laundy Hotels (Quarry) Pty Ltd v Dyco Hotels Pty Ltd

Presented by Tony Hatzis, Solicitor Director, Hatzis Cusack; Barrister; Advisor, Australian Hotels Association (NSW)

4.15pm to 5.15pm The Ins and Outs of Cashless Gaming: A Panel
  • An overview of NSW cashless gaming trials
  • Assessing cashless gaming as a measure against money laundering
  • Privacy concerns
  • What does the future of gaming regulation look like?
Panel Facilitator: Andrew Campbell, Partner, Hunt & Hunt Panellists: Lachlan Gepp, Special Counsel, Addisons Leigh Barrett, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Leigh Barrett and Associates
3.30pm to 4.00pm Regulating for Gambling Harm Prevention

Join Jane Lin as she shares with you her experience and expertise in regulation and enforcement of liquor and gaming legislation in NSW. 

Presented by Jane Lin, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement, Liquor and Gaming NSW  


Ms. Jane Lin, Executive Director,
Prior to joining Hospitality & Racing as the new Executive Director of Regulatory Operations and Enforcement, Jane Lin worked in enforcement roles within the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) for almost 20 years, investigating and litigating a range of consumer protection and competition matters, both civil and criminal. Jane assisted in establishing the agency’s criminal cartel enforcement program as well as a unit focused on anti-competitive conduct in the commercial construction industry, and for the last five years was responsible for overseeing and expanding the ACCC’s intelligence function. In her most recent role Jane led the ACCC’s Data and Intelligence branch, which incorporates four in-house teams specialising in intelligence gathering, legal technology, forensics and data analytics as well as the agency’s contact centre. Jane has qualifications in law, economics and political economy. On a more personal note, Jane loves to travel, a passion which took her to London in the mid-late 2000s where she spent time working as a Competition Policy Advisor for Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator. Her favourite country outside of Australia is Guatemala, because of the beautiful countryside and friendly, welcoming people, but Italy also holds a special place in her heart due to her family background (and the food!). She speaks Italian and Spanish with varying degrees of fluency depending on the day, and is trying desperately to keep her two children (Oscar, 11 and Gina, 9) interested in learning music and languages on the promise that they will thank her later in life. When she isn’t working or travelling, Jane likes to spend time with her friends and family and particularly loves seeing live music.

Mr. Tony Hatzis, Solicitor Director, Hatzis Cusack Lawyers
Tony Hatzis has practised continuously for more than 25 years. Until Tony and Grant Cusack formed Hatzis Cusack in 2012, Tony enjoyed an outstanding career as a specialist barrister in the field of liquor licensing and gaming law. He has delivered many seminars on liquor and gaming law. Tony has appeared in many test cases involving liquor, gaming and security industry laws. For example, Tony appeared for the successful tenants in the "Jabetin" litigation, which settled the ownership of gaming machine entitlement rights. He also acted for Blacktown Workers Club, in their successful test case against the Department of Health, over that Club's smoking/gaming room. Tony has acted for hotels, clubs, liquor stores and security industry operatives in defending scores of prosecutions under the liquor, gaming and security industry legislation. Tony is the current national liquor law contributor to the Concise Australian Legal Dictionary and is the liquor law editor of Thomson Reuters' Building Law Service (NSW). Tony has a passion for staying close to political and legislative developments in his field of specialty. As an advisor to the Australian Hotels Association (NSW), he has forcefully represented the interests of the industry in consultations with Government. Before being called to the Bar in 1999, Tony was the chief in-house lawyer for the Liquorland chain. In that role, he acted in a number of medium-to-large scale commercial property transactions involving the development, sale, purchase and leasing of licensed premises. Tony was trained in a major Sydney commercial law firm. At a young age he became a partner in a medium-sized commercial law firm.

Leigh Barrett, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Leigh Barrett and Associates
LBA provides a broad range of hospitality compliance services for clubs and hotels across most Australian jurisdictions. With a 25-year background in the gambling landscape, Leigh is one of very few who has seen gambling compliance issues from community, research, regulatory and industry perspectives. Leigh has participated on numerous jurisdictional ministerial advisory and industry expert committees on gambling regulation and compliance and is a past-President of the National Association for Gambling Studies. He also gives expert testimony at gaming application hearings and appeals and regulatory breach matters.

Lachlan Gepp, Special Counsel, Addisons
Businesses in the gambling, sports and media industries face into complex and risky decisions every day. Lachlan is an expert advisor and problem solver for these businesses across operational, intellectual property and media rights matters to ensure they achieve the best commercial outcome in highly competitive markets. Lachlan’s clients also lean on his advice to navigate complex regulatory issues and engagements, including those involving key Australian gambling, money-laundering, media/advertising and consumer regulators. Lachlan has significant experience supporting clients in commercial and intellectual property disputes in the Federal Court of Australia and state Supreme Courts. Lachlan’s advice to his clients is always pragmatic and is given with a close eye on broader business strategy and objectives. This approach is Lachlan’s winning differentiator, and he brings a unique insight to his client’s problems with deep in-house counsel experience leading the legal te

Andrew Campbell, Partner, Hunt & Hunt
Andrew is a partner in the firm’s litigation team, and our New South Wales Pro Bono Partner. Andrew predominantly acts for the firm’s long-standing government clients in regulatory prosecutions and administrative law matters. He regularly appears without counsel in prosecutions and administrative review hearings in the Local Court, NCAT, and the District and Supreme Courts of NSW, and has instructed counsel on appeals to the Courts of Appeal and Criminal Appeal. With a special interest in large and complex prosecution matters, Andrew has successfully conducted several major high-profile prosecutions including Road Transport, Fisheries, Work Health and Safety, Animal Cruelty and Environmental offences. He has also been involved in preparation of enforcement and prosecution guidelines for several NSW Government agencies and has conducted training for their compliance staff. Andrew also acts for private clients who have been charged with criminal offences, who wish to appeal administrative decisions, and in civil disputes.


Liquor & Gaming Regulation in NSW


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Friday, 22 March 2024
2.00pm to 5.15pm Australia/Sydney
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