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Alcohol available means violence available

“It is well-established that increases in the availability of alcohol contributes to increases in alcohol-related violence. Research in Melbourne has found that there is a strong association between family violence and the concentration of off licence (packaged or take-away liquor outlets in an area. The study concluded that a ten per cent increase in off-licence …

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NSW: Violence falls after reduced trading hours alcohol

“A 1am lockout and 3am closing time for all pubs and clubs. Such measures imposed on Newcastle hotels in 2008 brought about a 37 per cent fall in violence in the following year.” (Sean Nicholls, 17 Jan 2014, ‘Michael McEwen’s father pushes for ban on alcohol industry donations’, Sydney Morning Herald)