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Violence continues to destroy families

Violence continues to destroy families

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione last year noted the extraordinary decline in violent assaults near Sydney pubs and clubs just one year after new drinking laws were introduced.


The numbers spoke for themselves. According to Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research statistics, assaults were down by 32 per cent in Kings Cross and down by a massive 40 per cent in central Sydney after new laws were put in place in 2014 for 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks.

It is vital that we never forget the tragic reasons for those new laws.

The Daily Telegraph launched our “Enough” campaign following the shocking one-punch deaths of Daniel Christie and Thomas Kelly, two innocent young men whose senseless killings outraged Sydney.

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Punch-drunk city must sober up and tackle street violence

Watching weekend news bulletins in Sydney this month has been depressingly predictable. Sickening images of alcohol-related violence have featured with monotonous regularity.

It's been 18 months since the city was shocked by the drunken attack that killed 18-year-old Thomas Kelly. After Kelly's death, Fairfax Media launched the Safer Sydney campaign. We don't want a nanny state but we believe the people of Sydney deserve to live in an environment where they can enjoy a drink, listen to music, meet and engage with others in safety.

Published in the SMH.

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