Fewer chances to drink equals fewer prob­lems

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

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?

Roy Suther­land-Fraser

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.