DRUNKEN THUGS FACE ALL-OUT BAN IN SHIRE PUBS AND CLUBS
MIRANDA Liquor Accord has introduced a new strategy to stamp out violent behaviour.
The new “barred from one, barred from all” strategy will see violent people who are banned from one venue, banned from all venues within the accord.
That includes licensed premises at Cronulla, Caringbah, Miranda, Taren Point, Woolooware, Yowie Bay, Lilli Pilli and Sylvania.
A Shire Accords spokesman said similar programs had worked well in Singleton, Brisbane Waters and Wagga Wagga.
“The licensees, police and our staff were sick and tired of a small number of people ruining everyone’s night,” he said. “This strategy only targets those who cause the problems. It has been developed in collaboration between local licensees, including pubs, clubs, nightclubs and restaurants, as well as local police and the AHA NSW.”
Miranda local area command Superintendent Michael O’Toole said the police would “strongly support” the initiative.
“This is how it should be — licensees working with police to make everyone’s night out safe and enjoyable,” he said.
“The message here is simple — if you punch on at one venue in the accord area you are no longer welcome at any others.”
Australian Hotels Association NSW director of liquor and policing John Green said it was a good example of strategies being tailored for the area.
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“People need to take responsibility for their actions and this strategy provides incentive for that to occur,” he said.
“Anyone barred will have a long time to sit at home alone and think about the consequences of their actions while their friends are enjoying a night out.”
He said the message would spread via social media that bad behaviour was not acceptable.