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Newcastle Herald: NSW Upper House MPs agree a four-week review of Newcastle’s lockout laws is too short

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THE NSW Upper House will ask the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority to extend its snap review of Newcastle’s liquor laws and take public submissions until the end of February. Government and opposition MPs backed a motion by Greens MP Justin Field on Thursday to extend the deadline from December 13 after strong criticism of the […]

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Newcastle Herald: A Hunter study provides evidence to back retention of ‘Newcastle solution’ licensing laws

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NEWCASTLE’S “last drinks” and “lockout” laws have led to a “significant and sustained” 31 per cent reduction in serious alcohol-related facial injury assault cases at John Hunter Hospital, a Hunter research team has found. Serious facial injury assaults treated at the hospital increased at a rate of 14 per cent per year from 2003 to ...

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Newcastle Superintendent John Gralton says the evidence is in on alcohol trading hours and assaults

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“I STRONGLY believe any relaxation of the current licensing conditions in Newcastle risks a big black eye for the city. I really do.” Newcastle Superintendent John Gralton didn’t hold back after learning on Tuesday – along with the rest of the community – that licensing laws in place in Newcastle since 2008 are under review at the requ...

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Bound and gagged – NSW liquor licensing silences community objections

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24 August 2017: New South Wales communities are being robbed of the opportunity to object to or complain about liquor licence applications, by an unfair, complex and outdated regulatory system. In its submission to Liquor and Gaming NSW’s Evaluation of the Community Impact Statement requirement for liquor applications, the state’s leading alcoh...

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Flawed ‘three strikes’ scheme further undermined by hasty government proposal

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21 May 2017: A government program designed to ensure licensed venues across New South Wales comply with liquor regulation was already failing to target the industry’s worst repeat offenders. Now critics say a bill, introduced to Parliament by Racing Minister Paul Toole, threatens to further weaken the scheme and put the safety of patrons and [&he...

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Three strikes failure: Industry heavy hitters immune

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A government program designed to ensure licensed venues across New South Wales comply with liquor regulation is failing to target the industry’s worst repeat offenders.

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ACT: Risky drinking sees alcohol harms rise

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Alcohol harms are also on the increase, with over 6,700 alcohol-related emergency department presentations in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) each year.

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