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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Statement by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Statement by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

    This government took a comprehensive plan to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence to the election. We are determined to ensure venues are safe places for everyone to enjoy.

     Our plan is based on the advice of experts in the field and the clear experience of other jurisdictions who are successfully tackling this issue.

     We will:

    • stop pubs and clubs serving alcohol after 3am;
    • introduce a 1am lock-out;
    • ban the service of high alcohol-content drinks after midnight. This includes any drink that results in the rapid consumption of alcohol, such as shots.

     We’ll back these laws up with intelligence-led policing, increased liquor licensing inspections and education and awareness campaigns.

     There is no plan to random breath-test drinkers and there never has been.

     We are continuing to consult with a broad range of industry and community stakeholders and plan to have legislation before the House this year.