A lethal mix of violence and attitudes

Paul Dillon

Director, Drug and Alcohol Research Training Australia

These include 1.30am lockouts and no drinks to be served after 3am across an extended CBD area, mandatory sentencing for violent offenders under the effect of alcohol or other drugs and a 10pm closure for all NSW bottle shops.

Just to make it clear that this is not a media beat-up, there are 70,000 victims of alcohol-related violence in Australia each year.