Alcohol and Violence across Australia

A report just released, Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts, analysing the behaviours of thousands of Australian drinkers revealed that after 1.00 am across Australia around 30% of the 6500 patrons tested had a blood alcohol reading of above 0.1%, with the highest averages in Geelong and Perth. The project interviewed almost 7000…

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Illuminated Taxi Ranks to Reduce Violence – Chapel Street Melbourne

Eighteen taxi ranks in the entertainment precinct of Chapel Street have been illuminated in an attempt to reduce violent behaviour. Terry Mulder, Public Transport Minister, said ‘Chapel Street had issues with alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour. It is hoped that the new illuminated taxi ranks will help get people off the streets and on their…

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