THE WORD ON THE STREET
Do you think there is a drinking problem in Australia?
BEN PRINCE 27, circus performer, Brisbane Not compared to other countries. I think drinking is more of a problem when it leads to violent behaviour. DANICA BEAVIS 24, student, Sunnybank I’m a uni student so it seems like everyone has a drinking problem. JOANNE BELL
32, nurse, New Farm Yes, I think so. As a nurse I see it all the time when people come in highly intoxicated. MICKELINA SERENA
74, retired, Cleveland I think so but I’m not a drinker. It makes people aggressive and makes teenagers do stupid things. MARK HEINRICHS 29, hospitality worker, New Farm I think people do have problems with drinking here. They get aggressive but I guess most people do when they’re drunk. JAKE CONNOR MOSS
20, student, Morningside I think our drinking culture is great. There’s no problem with it. The only issue is, a few individuals are idiots.