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New report on the liquor-licensing restrictions to curb alcohol related violence in NSW

Interested in tracking the measures taken by the NSW Government to address alcohol related violence through changes to liquor-licensing laws?

The NSW Parliamentary Library have just produced an excellent e-brief covering the main liquor licensing restrictions that have been introduced since 2008. It also refers to studies that have been done on the effectiveness of certain restrictions and it examines trends in alcohol-related assaults. 

See: Liquor-licensing restrictions to curb alcohol related violence in NSW: 2008-2014 by Lenny Roth, NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service, e-brief 4/2014, March 2014.

You will find the information on the following measures:

  • restrictions in Newcastle - 2008
  • freeze on 24-hour trading & violent venues restrictions - 2008
  • freeze on new licences in parts of City of Sydney - 2009
  • Liquor Precinct Accords & controls on trading hours - 2010
  • the 'three strikes' disciplinary scheme - 2011
  • Kings Cross Precinct restrictions - 2012-2013
  • small bar licences - 2013
  • Review of Liquor Act - 2013
  • Sydney CBD, Kings Cross and other restrictions - 2014
  • Trends in alcohol-related assaults 
The issue of alcohol-related violence, and in particular violence occurring in and around licensed premises, has been at the forefront of debate in NSW for several years. A range of 
measures have been introduced to tackle this problem, 
including those announced by Premier O’Farrell on 21 
January 2014. Restrictions imposed on licensed premises 
under existing and new provisions of the Liquor Act 2007 
have been a major part of the reforms.
This e-brief outlines 
the main liquor licensing restrictions that have been 
introduced since 2008.
It also refers to studies that have 
been done on the effectiveness of certain restrictions, and it 
examines trends in alcohol-related assaults.