By Annette Shailer
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) NSW has reportedly put a proposal to the State Government that would see people convicted of an alcohol-related anti-social behaviour offence banned from entering licensed venues.
The Sun-Herald newspaper reported yesterday (May 9) that the NSW government was considering the pub industry proposal to turn the responsibility back onto individuals and introduce British-style booze legislation.
In Britain, badly-behaved individuals have been slapped with anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs), which can prevent them from entering licensed premises or even drinking on the street.
The Shout recently reported that a Queensland teen had been banned for life from all pubs in his home town after anti-social behaviour, while 20-year-old UK resident Laura Hall was banned from drinking alcohol or entering any pub in England and Wales for two years.
Many in the industry have complained that they have been unfairly blamed for alcohol-related violence and that there should be more responsibility placed on the individual for their anti-social behaviour.
The NSW Government named 66 licensed venues that would face new restrictions aimed at reducing alcohol-related assaults and anti-social behaviour late last year.
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