MEDIA RELEASE: The impact of restricted alcohol availability in Newcastle – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Dec 2, 2009

Assaults after dark fell by 29 per cent (133 per year) in Newcastle following the impositions on trading restrictions on 14 licensed premises in the city.

The impact of restricted alcohol availability on alcohol-related violence in Newcastle, NSW – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Nov 25, 2009

In July 2007 the NSW Police Force lodged a complaint with the NSW Liquor Administration Board (LAB)3 against four Newcastle licensed premises on the grounds that they were causing “undue disturbance of the quiet and good order of the neighbourhood”. This complaint was made against a backdrop of considerable community dissatisfaction with high levels of alcohol-related violence in and around the Newcastle CBD (ABC 2008).

Newcastle by night’ – Newcastle City Council Community Workshop – NSW Health

May 25, 2009

Opportunities for addressing the local alcohol problem

What does the research tell us?

Working with hotels and clubs to reduce alcohol-related crime – AG NSW

Apr 1, 2008

Alcohol misuse has a significant impact on our community. It costs millions of dollars each day through lost labour, crime and health care. Alcohol misuse is closely linked to crime and anti-social behaviour. This includes assault, malicious damage and offensive behaviour. Excluding domestic violence incidents, almost one third of alcohol-related assaults occur on licensed premises such as hotels and clubs.