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New liquor laws bring decline in crime

By johnboy 11 March 2011 29

Simon Corbell in Garema Place

Simon Corbell has announced a victory for his new liquor laws:

There has been a marked decrease in the amount of alcohol related arrests in the ACT over the 2010-11 summer period, with 27% less arrests recorded between December and March, compared to the previous year, Attorney General, Simon Corbell said today.

Mr Corbell made the comments while releasing statistics from the first three months of operation of the new liquor laws that came into effect in the ACT on December 1, 2010.

“These results are very pleasing, and are evidence the ACT Labor Government’s targeted strategy to combat alcohol related violence and anti social behaviour is beginning to work,” Mr Corbell said.

“The combination of new liquor laws, a specialised alcohol crime targeting team in ACT Policing, and new liquor enforcement officers in the Office of Regulatory Service is working to produce the desired outcomes of the government’s liquor strategy.”

Now could we have achieved the same outcomes without making small bars unviable?

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dobbie 8:28 pm 09 Jun 11

buzz819 said :

Not said :

I am sorry if I am unwilling to take Sime’s word for it. Anyway some of the best comedy comes from alcohol related crimes!!

Yeah and the worst violence as well, just as long as your entertained by other people being put in hospital, good work.

I’m for any law that would reduce alcohol related violence…
Maybe I’m a dreamer, but, if only those out for a night on the town could see what could happen to them or their mates because someone drank more than they could handle, and lost control.

Alec Hurley is only one example of what can go terribly wrong, http://www.voltagemedia.com.au/news/2011/02/23/rip-alexander-alec-hurley-1971-2011
On his 19th birthday, Alec had been out to dinner with some mates, they then went into Civic to continue the celebrations. Sometime during the evening, while waiting outside to get into the now defunct Private Bin, Al stepped in to diffuse a situation between one of his mates and a drunk and angry young man, Alec fell to the ground, striking his head and spent the next 21 years brain injured and totally dependent on others.

Not 10:01 pm 22 Apr 11

buzz819 said :

Not said :

buzz819 said :

Not said :

I am sorry if I am unwilling to take Sime’s word for it. Anyway some of the best comedy comes from alcohol related crimes!!

Yeah and the worst violence as well, just as long as your entertained by other people being put in hospital, good work.

I don’t know that anyone would be entertained by that? I think you mean the stupidest violence. I can think of a few examples that might supersede drunken violence, Rwanda, Timor, Libya. Just a few. Pfft.

Hmm considering this is a post about the ACT, I think you will find yet again, you’ve gone flapping your gums with nothing useful.

You are kidding, a post about the ACT? I would like to thank his honor for pointing that out. Why else would one comment on a site aptly named, “Riotact”. I saw my fair share of violence in Canberra, have no fear. I think it has remained about the same on the whole for the last 15 years. Nothing to try and get misguided about. Again. Maybe its the courts that are to blame.

buzz819 7:13 pm 22 Apr 11

Not said :

buzz819 said :

Not said :

I am sorry if I am unwilling to take Sime’s word for it. Anyway some of the best comedy comes from alcohol related crimes!!

Yeah and the worst violence as well, just as long as your entertained by other people being put in hospital, good work.

I don’t know that anyone would be entertained by that? I think you mean the stupidest violence. I can think of a few examples that might supersede drunken violence, Rwanda, Timor, Libya. Just a few. Pfft.

Hmm considering this is a post about the ACT, I think you will find yet again, you’ve gone flapping your gums with nothing useful.

Not 3:41 pm 22 Apr 11

buzz819 said :

Not said :

I am sorry if I am unwilling to take Sime’s word for it. Anyway some of the best comedy comes from alcohol related crimes!!

Yeah and the worst violence as well, just as long as your entertained by other people being put in hospital, good work.

I don’t know that anyone would be entertained by that? I think you mean the stupidest violence. I can think of a few examples that might supersede drunken violence, Rwanda, Timor, Libya. Just a few. Pfft.

buzz819 2:09 pm 22 Apr 11

Not said :

I am sorry if I am unwilling to take Sime’s word for it. Anyway some of the best comedy comes from alcohol related crimes!!

Yeah and the worst violence as well, just as long as your entertained by other people being put in hospital, good work.

Not 10:25 am 22 Apr 11

I am sorry if I am unwilling to take Sime’s word for it. Anyway some of the best comedy comes from alcohol related crimes!!

cleo 1:12 am 22 Apr 11

That’s all good and well, but what about the assaults on people minding their own business, whilst walking along the road, and all the break-ins due to drugs.

When are they going to clean up Canberra from drugs, hell they even want to give needles to the new prison, instead of trying to get these prisoners off drugs, they will get out of prison and do the same things over and over again.

How about more help in this area for people on drugs, eg: rehabilitation, detox, implant Naltrexone

dvaey 3:21 pm 15 Mar 11

Special G said :

and before you ask – no I don’t have any stats to prove this just 14 years of working in and around Civic on Thur-Sat nights.

Maybe you forgot the weekends in the leadup to Christmas..

Dec 2 http://the-riotact.com/severe-thunderstorm-warming/32630
Dec 9 http://the-riotact.com/captains-flat-dam-failure-warning/33114
Dec 16 http://the-riotact.com/googong-spillway-definitely-and-officially-open/33783

Maybe you have worked in Civic for 14 years, but this extreme weather was more severe than anything the city has experienced in over 30 years. We’re not just talking about a bit of rain to cool the night down, we’re talking enough rain to smash dams and cut off low-lying residences.

Many reports have claimed trade was down, the night-rider service was poorly utilised. If you can provide any proof to show that club patronage was high over christmas, feel free.

Special G 1:55 pm 13 Mar 11

dvaey – you don’t get out much? Pretty much the same numbers of people head into civic regardless of the weather. Raining just means they stay under the eaves of the Sydney building as opposed to wandering on the roads.

What this then means is the same numbers of people pack themselves into a smaller area which brings about a different set of issues.

and before you ask – no I don’t have any stats to prove this just 14 years of working in and around Civic on Thur-Sat nights.

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