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Time for pubs to face responsibility

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Jan Barham, Broken Head

Congratulations to the group organising the alcohol forum on August 24 in Byron Bay. The response to the NYE event and ongoing alcohol-related violence is so important for the future safety and amenity of our community and the attraction of the area as a family-based tourism destination.

I remind the community that in April 2010 I proposed a motion to council to request the Liquor Accord to trial the Newcastle ‘Last Drinks’ 1am lock out model. Unanimous council support for the motion did not persuade the licensed premises.

I can only reflect that if there had been a positive response to this request back then perhaps the last three years of violence and negative impacts for our community may not have occurred.

Now the community is demanding action to address this issue. I encourage community members to attend the forum and support the call for greater alcohol responsibility from those who profit from the sale. It’s a stark reminder that there is no democracy with commercial operations.

 


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