A report on the ABC ACT News on Friday night highlighted an 11% increase in alcohol fuelled violence in Civic, noting alcohol ‘pre loading’ one of the biggest challenges in managing the issue.
I must confess, it’s been a long time since I was out in Civic late on a Saturday night and back in the days of my youth we would ‘pre load’ at the RSL on 4 mixed drinks for $6, so times have changed and I’m pretty out of touch.
The report talked about the need to increase loading on alcohol sold in city supermarkets. I have to wonder how much power pubs and clubs have to refuse service, how empowered their staff are to say no and what back up is in force?
What’s your experience of Saturday night in Civic these days?