The Police Minister Liza Harvey has warned Fremantle pubs and hotels to serve alcohol responsibly during Saturday's AFL grand final.

Under existing liquor licensing laws, venues can start serving alcohol as early as seven in the morning, more than five hours before bounce-down.

The Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan today raised concerns about the laws, telling a budget estimates hearing he wants to revisit the trading hours issue.

Mrs Harvey says she is giving licensees the chance to prove they can self-regulate.

"Hopefully those hoteliers and publicans will take their responsible service of alcohol responsibilities on board, and we'll get a good outcome," she said.


Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.




If you have any questions or concerns please email us on


  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.