In the media

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Apr 17, 2012

Australia’s serious booze problem – Sky News

A vast majority of Australians think the country has a serious booze problem and that binge drinking by young people is a blight on society.

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Apr 8, 2012

New drinking limits put on bottle shops and drinking venues – Sunday Telegraph

STRICT limits would be placed on the number of bottle shops and drinking venues in any one council area under state government plans to curb alcohol-related violence.

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Mar 28, 2012

Hunter ambos under attack – Newcastle Herald

HUNTER paramedics tending to car crash victims and unconscious late-night revellers are coming under violent attacks from drunk, drug-affected and aggressive patients and bystanders.

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Mar 28, 2012

Hamilton lockouts to stay – Newcastle Herald

RESTRICTIONS on the late-night sale of alcohol and a 1am lockout on weekends will remain in place indefinitely at Hamilton hotels as a matter of ‘‘public interest’’.

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Mar 24, 2012

Toothless tiger won’t change rough pubs – SMH

The NSW government’s ”three strikes” regime for licensed venues began on January 1 and so far two hotels and one club have been disciplined under the scheme, which threatens repeat offenders with the ultimate loss of their liquor licence.

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Mar 22, 2012

Figures show limits on city pubs worked – Newcastle Herald

ALMOST five years ago I wrote an opinion piece for the Newcastle Herald titled “Alcohol crime: whose responsibility is it?”. At the time, I wrote that Newcastle was being talked about for all the wrong reasons as a city of alcohol-related crime.

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Mar 21, 2012

Forum hears of youth alcohol, drug use

Drugs and alcohol are becoming a growing problem for Hunter teenagers, with youngsters getting hooked on cannabis and others believing…

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