We know what works. Let’s do it.

Apr 15, 2015

recent article from The Conversation shows that the so-called ‘last drinks’ laws in Sydney’s Kings Cross have been remarkably successful in reducing both violence and property-related crime. The article’s author, Associate Professor Peter Miller demonstrates that early pub closing times work for Kings Cross/Central Sydney and they will for Queensland too.

Opinion: Queensland should embrace lockout and early closure laws to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence

Apr 9, 2015

IT GIVES me great encouragement to hear of the State Government’s plans to introduce 1am lockout laws and 3am last drinks across Queensland.

Because as the Director of Trauma at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney – which has as its catchment zone the CBD, Kings Cross and Oxford St, an area with the greatest concentration of licensed premises in Australia – I know first-hand how such laws save lives.

MEDIA RELEASE: Kings Cross success highlights need to roll measures out around NSW

Apr 1, 2015

A huge decrease in assaults shows the success of the alcohol restrictions are having in the greater Sydney CBD, and highlight the need for the measures to be rolled out elsewhere in the state.

NSW Labor commits to NAAPA alcohol ask

Mar 12, 2015

At a NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance event last week, the NSW ALP committed $1.2 million of funding over four years for a dedicated FASD Clinic at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Ice epidemic means more crime, NSW Police Association says

Mar 9, 2015

ICE addiction will send the state crime rate soaring, increasing offences such as break-and-enter and mail theft to fund users’ habits, the NSW Police Association said.



Mar 4, 2015

Two thirds of New South Wales (NSW) residents support the measures introduced last summer to curb alcohol-fuelled violence and, just weeks out from the 2015 State Election, voters are now calling on party leaders to outline their plans to address alcohol harms.

See more here

Alcohol-fuelled violence yet not a single policy change

Feb 24, 2015

Alcohol’s devastating impact on children and families has been revealed in a new report titled The Hidden Harm.

REPORT: The Australian night time economy

Feb 22, 2015

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.

See the full report here

Liquor Outlet Density and Violence

Feb 19, 2015

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

Feb 3, 2015

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.