Raise drinking age
AS A country, particularly in Queensland, we are so over governed that freedom of choice is a distant memory. Governments now act as patriarchs, religious adjudicators and personal decision makers with little or no understanding of what they are dealing with. The proposed lock-out laws are a case in point. If you have a cancer, you don’t merely treat the symptoms, you cut it out. Reacting to every problem by imposing laws to control or ban the subject, is only dealing with the symptoms. Alcohol fuelled violence in club and pub precincts is mainly carried out by immature teens, whose brains are yet to fully develop, limiting their ability to control their hormones or behaviour. A solution that targets only this group rather than punishing innocent patrons and destroying businesses would be to raise the legal drinking age to 21. Why not follow the example of many other countries where this has a proven track record?
Gordon Wallace I have had enough of this third-world service