O’FARRELL INTRODUCES NEWCASTLE-STYLE MEASURES TO TACKLE ALCOHOL RELATED VIOLENCE

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has adopted Newcastle-style measures in a bid to tackle alcohol-related-violence in Sydney’s CBD.

They include 1:30am lockouts and last drinks at 3am for venues in the heart of Sydney.

The premier has also announced a minimum eight-year sentence for fatal ‘one punch’ incidents, as well as an increase in penalties for the possession of steroids.

The restrictions will also extend to bottleshops, with a statewide closing time of 10pm introduced.

LINK It comes despite Newcastle Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy stating the Newcastle-style “may not suit a blanket application to an international city like Sydney”.

The NSW Government is introducing Newcastle-style measures in a bid to tackle alcohol-related violence in Sydney. Will the changes work?

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