By Annette Shailer

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) NSW has welcomed the multi-faceted nature of the NSW Government initiative, Hassle Free Nights, designed to reduce anti-social behaviour in our main entertainment precincts.

AHA (NSW) chief executive, Sally Fielke, said the initiative identifies that all stakeholders, including the NSW Police, local Councils, Government agencies and the patrons themselves, have a role to play.

“Hassle Free Nights focuses on locally tailored solutions and a cooperative approach between licensed premises and all stakeholders. This is what the AHA (NSW) has suggested all along,” Fielke said.

“The AHA (NSW), as always, stands ready to work closely with the State Government in the development of local Liquor Accords and evidence-based strategies that will make a difference.”

“In particular, the issues of providing late-night transport and educating patrons about their individual responsibilities, is key to the success of this initiative. In addition, the AHA (NSW) supports the new laws to reduce street drinking and the better regulation of party buses and party boats.”

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