Tag: legislation

  • Ink still drying on Liberals’ liquor legislation and Labor’s rubber stamp

    Ink still drying on Liberals’ liquor legislation and Labor’s rubber stamp

    30th January 2014 The New South Wales Parliament passed sweeping legislative changes today, including controversial mandatory minimum sentences and CBD lock outs, in response to so called ‘alcohol-fuelled violence’. In related news, democracy in NSW sculled half a beer, before proceeding to pass out in a pool of its own vomit. The legislation, the Liquor…

  • The Lowdown on Lockouts

    The Lowdown on Lockouts

    It’s a familiar pattern. Take the recent surge in stories of alcohol-related incidents with tragic endings; add an overwhelming amount of pressure from state media outlets, and it’s only a matter of time before Parliament must act. Last week, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell completed the moral panic cycle, announcing a raft of measures aimed at…