WA premier ‘uncomfortable’ with Aldi liquor win

Aldi WA store wins appeal to sell alcohol, provided it doesn’t chill it. 



By James Wells 

The WA Premier Mark McGown said he is “uncomfortable” that Aldi has successfully won an appeal to sell liquor in its Harrisdale store after an appeal.

The Premier made the comments after the Aldi store at Harrisdale won an appeal to sell liquor – making it the third store within the German supermarket chain’s stores in Western Australia.

“The Liquor Commission and the Director of Liquor Licensing are independent and make these decisions, but personally I’m uncomfortable with it,” Mr McGowan was reported to have said.

“The Director of Liquor Licensing takes into account all the community feedback and the like before making these decisions, but personally as I said I don’t like alcohol been sold in supermarkets but it’s something outside my control,” McGowan said.

The Aldi Harrisdale store, located in a suburb in south-eastern Perth with a population of 3807 people, initially had its proposal to sell wine as low as $2.79 across three different SKUs, even though a licence in the same area was granted to Woolworths.


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This story first appeared in The Shout. 

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