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A Week In Byron, 2013

i Apr 13th Comments Off by

Lets update the VIA byron plan. There’s more to gloat for Byron Residents. We are the best place to get bashed on the North Coast, with 2.2 times as many chances as anywhere else in NSW.

Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) released their annual report last week, revealing Byron as the clear loser in many respects. As out of town liquor dealers supply visitors with alcohol late into the night, our friends and families suffer the consequences.

Byron reported 67 indecent assaults, (2.5 times the state average) and 314 non-domestic assaults in 2013.

Its time curb the junk tourists. Restrictive diets of reduced drinking hours are proven to turn away douche bags by 20% for each hour of reduced alcohol trading.

Our best opportunity to increase the size and quality of smiles in Byron is to make Local Liquor Accord membership mandatory for licensed venues.

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Revealing the link between licensed outlets and violence

i Aug 20th Comments Off by

” The occurrence of interpersonal violence and disorder in the night-time economy, where establishments licensed to sell alcohol predominate, has been well described [1]. The notion that alcohol and aggression are linked is also supported by substantial evidence and theory from a range of research domains. ” Drug and Alcohol Review (September 2011)

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The impact of later trading hours

i Aug 20th Comments Off by

“Although not substantiated, it has been proposed by some that longer trading hours for licensed premises allows drinkers to ‘pace themselves’, thereby slowing the rate of drinking, ultimately reducing intoxication and related harms” Research Report from the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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