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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Removal of alcohol restrictions would see return to carnage

Jan 13, 2015

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.

Lockout laws working say doctors at St Vincent’s Hospital in Kings Cross

Jan 12, 2015

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.

40% assault drop a sign trading restrictions work

Dec 11, 2014

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 lockout laws relaxed for NYE

Dec 1, 2014

Sydney’s lockout laws will be relaxed for New Year’s Eve, a year after the one-punch death that prompted their introduction.