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.
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“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?