Fewer chances to drink equals fewer problems
IT REALLY is a no-brainer. The more opportunities there are for people to drink, the more they will do so. If you want to stop the weekend alcoholic mayhem, restrict the opening hours and the lock-out times – it works, you know. Witness the effect it had on the reduction of drunken incidents in Kings Cross and Hunter St in Newcastle, just to mention a few instances. So the questions in my mind are: Which political party gets donations from the AHA? Why is the LNP so against the proposed legislation? Even worse still, if one has to believe the concerns of the KAP regarding the potential effects of the lock-outs on the pubs and clubs of northern towns, are they more concerned about losing votes, possibly their seats, rather than the welfare of the people who live there?