The City of Sydney Mayor, Clover Moore’s call for the current alcohol laws in the greater Sydney CBD are to be relaxed is irresponsible, emergency service workers have said today.
9 News, 4 April: Emergency service workers have slammed Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s call for the city’s lockout laws to be relaxed, saying her actions beggar belief.
3 March 2016, Scott Weber, Last Drinks coalition spokesperson, Daily Telegraph: AS someone who campaigned strongly for the introduction of the alcohol restrictions in the greater Sydney region, it may come as a surprise to hear I actually agree with many of the calls from the anti-lockout law campaigners.
Not so long ago booze-soaked brawls were rife in Kings Cross and St Vincent hospital’s emergency department saw the carnage wrought on young people who got caught up in violence and suffered horrific head and other injuries. Two years after modest restrictions to alcohol trading were made law, has Kings Cross turned over a new leaf?
Last Drinks coalition spokesperson and President of the Australian Salaried medical Officers’ Federation (NSW), Dr. Tony Sara, speak with 2GB’s Michael McLaren about the need to maintain the current alcohol-fuelled violence laws.
21 Feb 2016: THEY have been bashed, sworn at and born witness to the bloody aftermath of intoxication in the course of their duty — now they are fighting back.
Amid growing calls for the state government to scrap its controversial lockout laws, a coalition of emergency services workers have banded together to demand the laws not only remain but be expanded.
21 Feb 2016: More than two-thirds of NSW residents support the government’s crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence, including lockouts and 3am last drinks, a Galaxy poll has shown.
Queensland pubs and clubs will have to call last drinks at 2:00am, or 3:00am in party precincts, from July after the State Government’s controversial new liquor laws passed through Parliament in the early hours of Thursday morning.
I’ll declare my interest – I want Sydney to be a safer city. This is my only motivation. I’m not a religious zealot or a prohibitionist. I like a drink. I would like to see a vibrant city but also a safe and attractive one. If this means slightly shorter trading hours for pubs and clubs, so be it.
A surgeon believes reducing licensing hours for nightclubs as proposed in a review by the Queensland Government will guarantee a reduction in alcohol-related violence in the state.