Thank you, Cr Tom Tabart, for your well-informed letter on the CCTV issue, and I agree that CCTV doesn’t prevent the street violence, it will only catch people after the act. I’m sure the community can step up to the challenge and sort out the problem by common sense.
I totally agree with Jan Barham’s method – a 1am lockout in all venues and maybe no hard-liquor drinks in bars after 12, and more street-cruise workers or some alcohol-free venues in the CBD with local live music.
You do have to ask yourself why is there so much violence with the younger generation today. Maybe because everywhere they go are alcohol sales and advertising at sports events, restaurants, TV and the slab at home – you name it – roaring at their brains: ‘drink… drink… and more drink’.