Byron Bay’s Hello Sunday Morning, featuring Tommy Franklin and in fact held last Saturday, was a great success with about 500 people enjoying the morning. SEE PHOTOS
The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has banned the former licensee of Lismore’s Jacks Bar for from working in any NSW licensed venue for six months despite not being in attendance on the night a drunken patron was served.
A new report paints a bleak picture of the impacts of alcohol in Australia.
Lorraine Ward, Byron Bay. It is with alarm that the residents of Byron Bay read in the local papers that our ALDI supermarket has applied for a liquor licence.
People who want to drink less alcohol are being urged to join a study of a newly developed treatment that has shown promising initial results on drinking and on increasing physical activity. QUT Faculty of Health Professor David Kavanagh said... Read More →
Police will perform 25 random breath tests every minute during a state-wide operation that started early this morning.
How do you keep loving, caring for and supporting someone when all they seem to care about is using? Nothing can ever prepare family members for this journey.
Brian Lawry, Brunswick Heads. Last week I saw two police vehicles and sniffer dogs searching a car on its way to Byron. I assume with all the schoolies in town they would be looking for drugs, probably marijuana and ecstasy.
For most students, schoolies week means a trip away from home to celebrate the end of final exams with friends — perhaps aided by a little too much alcohol. But for a small group, it's opportunity to incite violence.
Dr David Moss, Byron Bay. The Australian National Council on Drugs report, which was released this week, makes for pretty sobering reading
With schoolies celebrations set to kick off across NSW and southern Queensland from this weekend, surf life savers and life guards are pleading with young revellers to make surf safety a priority.
David Gilet, Byron Bay. While fully supporting efforts to diminish excessive drunkenness and violence in the town, I am sceptical that just restricting trading hours is likely to be successful.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson says the new group needs to 'develop a whole-of-town response', to Byron's alcohol-fuelled violence, 'rather than fighting over individual aspects'.
Although Newcastle reduced alcohol related violence by 37 per cent by slightly reducing opening hours for liquor outlets, authorities refuse to implement these reforms more widely.
Peter Duke, Byron Bay. SBS News reported alcohol as the number one cause of intellectual and physical defects in children, in the world.
A 27-year-old drunk Queensland male copped a $550 on-the-spot fine for refusing to leave Cheeky Monkeys when he was ordered to by security staff and police.
Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The parliamentary committee on alcohol abuse sitting in Byron last Tuesday was subject to the usual flannel reserved by vested interests for such occasions.
It is crystal clear from research done in Australia and all over the world that the most important factors in alcohol-related problems are: (i) the price of alcohol; and (ii) the availability of alcohol.
The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put a brake on plans to open a topless bar in Byron Bay and the town's liquor accord has announced it will continue its new trial conditions into the summer.
Greg Thomson (Byron Shire Echo Letters 8 October) suggests Byron Bay will face a local recession if last drinks are served at midnight because of the impact it would have on our ‘vibrant night life’. Alcohol-fuelled violence is more likely to have a... Read More →
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called on the state government to change the liquor licensing laws ahead of a parliamentary committee meeting being held in Byron Bay today.
There is a financial price every one of us pays for misuse of grog.
The vice-president of Byron’s tourism organisation VIA Byron has urged the owners of a ‘topless’ bar to ‘come out from behind the shadows of a Gold Coast post office box’.
This year activities will be concentrated around Railway Park instead of Apex Park, with road closures in Jonson Street. The festivities will conclude by 10pm although a later event is planned at the Youth Activity Centre
Brian Pearson, Byron Bay. It’s a shame that so much misinformation and misrepresentation of statistics is being presented as ‘fact’ by individuals and groups with regards to alcohol-related violence in Byron Bay.