Toothless tiger won’t change rough pubs – SMH

Mar 24, 2012

The NSW government’s ”three strikes” regime for licensed venues began on January 1 and so far two hotels and one club have been disciplined under the scheme, which threatens repeat offenders with the ultimate loss of their liquor licence.

Figures show limits on city pubs worked – Newcastle Herald

Mar 22, 2012

ALMOST five years ago I wrote an opinion piece for the Newcastle Herald titled “Alcohol crime: whose responsibility is it?”. At the time, I wrote that Newcastle was being talked about for all the wrong reasons as a city of alcohol-related crime.

Forum hears of youth alcohol, drug use

Mar 21, 2012

Drugs and alcohol are becoming a growing problem for Hunter teenagers, with youngsters getting hooked on cannabis and others believing recreational use will not create addiction.