THERE has been a significant decline in the number of critical and serious alcohol-related injuries presenting to St Vincent’s Hospital since the introduction of a “lockouts” at hotels and clubs in the Sydney CBD entertainment precinct, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.Read More
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The average number of alcohol-related assaults has fallen by over 20 per cent across the State. A great outcome. And double that, over 40 per cent, in Kings Cross. That is an enormous drop.
The falls in specific time periods impacted by the new laws have been even greater. There are certain hours which were known as dangerous, the “witching hours” between midnight and 6am. Let’s have a look at some of those figures.Read More
Chalk and cheese. That's the common response from frontline doctors and nurses at St Vincent's Hospital when asked about life before and after the introduction of Sydney's lock-out laws.
Since the NSW Government began to limit alcohol availability in key inner-Sydney areas early last year, the volume and severity of alcohol-related trauma presentations to the hospital has changed dramatically. The difference is both stark and very human.Read More
Ralph and Kathy Kelly call on NSW Government and society to take a stand on alcohol fuelled violence; the Kelly's have updated their change.org petition with specific new measures to address alcohol-relating offending.
The parents of king-hit victim Thomas Kelly have stepped up their campaign to get the NSW Government to tackle the issue of alcohol-fuelled violence.