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Crawford is asked about Bergin’s recommendations and whether they will be implemented.
I think most of the experts say that you can’t self-regulate in an industry like this. It’s clearly a possible target for organised crime. And we’ve got that in spades. It’s quite breathtaking what we’ve seen
So we’ve got to move quickly, and I think that her recommendations… my early indications were Government are that they’re very accepting of her recommendations. That obviously needs to go to cabinet, but I’m getting a lot of good noise that is they think that it is appropriate.”
Meanwhile, Crawford continues, saying that Crown is now “under the cosh” to sort this out quickly.
“I don’t have a time frame but you will recall that the liquor licences granted for Barangaroo expire at the end of April. And they do expire. And so, we’re under the cosh.