A report looking at the night time economy in various local government areas has shown that the Newcastle’s night time economy – with the introduction of key alcohol-related violence measures – has continued to grow over the past years.
New research by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has found that domestic assaults increase markedly when the number of hotels in a Local Government Area (LGA) exceeds two per 1,000 residents.
See the full story here – http://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/mr_cjb181.html
Inspector Pat Gooley address at the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) 2015 NSW Election Platform launch
Inspector Pat Gooley gave an address at the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) 2015 NSW Election Platform launch. Inspector Gooley is Vice President of the Police Association of NSW.
The alliance launched their platform ‘Not one more’ at Sydney’s Parliament House in November 2014, urging NSW MP’s to take action on alcohol.
Lifting the alcohol-violence laws currently in place in the greater Sydney CBD would see a return to the violent, carnage-filled streets of old, emergency service workers say.
ABC AM: Doctors at Sydney’s busy St Vincent’s Hospital say the past year has been their best in a long time, with a huge reduction in the extreme drug and alcohol related injuries they’ve seen.
A 40 percent decrease in alcohol-fuelled assaults is a clear sign the restrictions on trading hours in Kings Cross and the greater Sydney CBD are working, and should be rolled out elsewhere in the state.
Sydney’s lockout laws will be relaxed for New Year’s Eve, a year after the one-punch death that prompted their introduction.
NAAPA, a coalition which the Last Drinks coalitions is partnered with, today launched its ‘Not one more’ campaign calling on the NSW political parties in the upcoming election to commit to stopping alcohol harms across NSW.
Each day in NSW alcohol is responsible for 66 assaults, including 27 domestic assaults, 28 emergency department presentations, 142 hospitalisations and three deaths. One more harm from alcohol is one too many.
The upcoming 2015 NSW State Election provides NSW with an opportunity to ensure that their next Government continues to work towards a comprehensive plan that addresses alcohol harms.
Go to www.naapa.org.au for all the information.
The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) invites you to attend the launch of our 2015 NSW Election Platform.
Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Venue: Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
The number of savage assaults within Sydney’s popular nightspots has dropped dramatically since the introduction of lock-out laws and there is no evidence to prove the problems have moved elsewhere, police say.