Posted by: Chasy | 08/07/2009

Aggressive drunks race to make their pub the one with no beer

Here’s an idea. Let’s fight stupid with stupid.

Venues with at least 19 assaults a year face the strictest licensing conditions, similar to those currently enforced in 48 pubs considered the most violent in the state.

The measures include 2:00am lockouts, no glass after midnight and only four alcoholic drinks per customer.

The pubs and clubs will not be allowed to serve shots and doubles, as well as premixed drinks with an alcohol content greater than 5 per cent.

The venues will also have to take a 10-minute break from serving alcohol every hour or provide free food and water for 10 minutes an hour after midnight.

So, it’s the same laws they already have in place, except it’s a competition to see who can be the most violent and lose their beer first. Excellent idea.

There’s something state and federal politicians keep forgetting – there is already laws against binge drinking. There are already penalties for publicans who break those laws. The fact that they are not enforced because the government likes the tax dollars is not the drinker’s fault, yet they are being punished. So are the publicans, for that matter. Their small business has now been made far more complicated. Why would anyone bother?

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  1. Good post.

    “There’s something state and federal politicians keep forgetting – there is already laws against binge drinking. ”

    Not to mention that these laws are an assault on property rights.

    • Really? How so?


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