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.
SYDNEY’S tougher liquor laws have not been the death sentence many predicted for businesses in the city and Kings Cross.
For those not catering exclusively to the late-night party set there have actually been many benefits.
2 September 2014: The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) has warned a NSW Parliamentary Committee against prematurely judging measures to reduce alcohol-related violence in NSW.
NSW Government media release: Licensed venues and patrons are reminded the NSW Government’s latest measures to make Sydney CBD streets and venues safer from alcohol-related violence come into effect today, Friday 18 July 2014.
NEW lockout laws driving drunk punters on to the streets have raised a record amount in fines from drinkers who refuse to go home.
Ch10: It’s been 3 months since tough new lock-out laws were introduced in and around Kings Cross and residents say their community has been reborn