Alcohol and drug related violence has been tackled by the Newman Government’s regulatory package and has said to be “the most comprehensive and well thought out plan seen in Australia”, according to the Valley Liquor Accord (VLA).
Premier Campbell Newman said that the Queensland Government’s draft Saturday Night Out Strategy targets troublemakers and makes them responsible for their actions, “while ensuring the vast majority who do the right thing can have a good time and enjoy themselves safely.”
A couple of these strategies include:
- Compulsory alcohol and drug education to be introduced in all Queensland schools from Years 7-12;
- Tougher penalties will be given to those behaving violently around licensed premises including increased on the spot fines
VLA Chair Nick Braban says that although there are points in the strategy that require further detail, he congratulates the government for tackling the issue.