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February 27, 2021

O’Farrell must act on grog-fuelled deaths

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The alcohol-fuelled violence faced by police and ambulance paramedics every weekend and families left grief-stricken following the deaths of innocent young men must be addressed.
Premier Barry O’Farrell has so far failed to address the issue with concrete proposals to limit bar and club trading hours notwithstanding clear evidence that such a measure has reduced violence in Newcastle.
The premier’s recent comment that 3am closures and 1am lockouts would do little to curb the violence that occurs earlier in the evening is refuted by recent research and does no more than reflect the self-interested perspective of the liquor lobby.
The time to act is now, premier.
Trevor Robertson, Upper Crystal Creek

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  1. Barry OFarrell is the boss of the police,hospital and ambulance workers ,he doesn’t care about their safety.But is he good mates of the AHA ,it would appear they are.Follow the money trail and I bet it leads you to why BOF won’t implement some of the proven measures to lessen the alcohol violence and deaths.

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