The 1am lockout, which has had positive results elsewhere, is a lockout, not a turnout. Most people simply stay in the venue and, rather than a mass exit, they leave more gradually over time. That’s probably part of why it works.
What they can’t do is get back in to buy more grog. Oh dear, bottom-line anxiety.
Here’s an idea. Why don’t we spend lots of money out of the public purse to protect the alcodollar? By the time we find out that didn’t work we’ll have come up with another idea to protect the alcodollar… at public expense.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra