The ABC informs us that Simon Corbell is thinking about trying to ban alcohol at Skyfire. How he intends to enforce a ban on top of Mounts Ainslie, Black, and Pleasant and from on top of Red Hill (not to mention every lake facing balcony in Civic and Kingston) is a bit of a mystery.
Even more mysterious is how he thinks a ban on licit alcohol is going to help when the problem is kids drinking from sly goonbags and bottles of coke with vodka added. Injecting oranges with vodka is another popular way around stupid bans such as proposed.
But wait, it’s so much cheaper and easier than doing anything useful about it!
Nearly as bad are proposed alcohol free zones which will create effective free fire zones where chaos shall rule.
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Adequate resources for police and fines on the parents of children drunk in public might be a bit tougher but if done well could even be revenue neutral, and address wider problems.