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Posted by: 2UE | 19 July, 2012 - 1:27 PM
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Blog comments Your Say

  • Stop serving alcohol at 1000pm & then only coffee, tea & soft drinks.
    Stay open all night then.

    phil Wednesday 25 July, 2012 - 6:18 PM
  • I'd go further and electronically tag all repeat offenders. That way authorities could easily ban them from certain areas and randomly placed scanners could detect those who intrude.
    The times when offenders are at large in public places could also be controlled.
    Pedophiles could be kept clear of schools etc, problem drinkers don't get past entry doors to clubs and pubs, a phone app could warn the public when a potentially dangerous person is within blue tooth range. A person behaving suspiciously could be remotely scanned to check for any prior offences. As the system matured and the majority of societys repeat perpetrators have been internally tagged, offenders could easily be identified as being at the scene of crimes. There must come a time when the civil rights of society at large over ride those of the growing throng of louts and criminals that endanger your children and loved ones.

    Danny Dix Sunday 22 July, 2012 - 11:08 AM
  • The cure will be to resume trading times from yesteryear ie. shut the joints down at 6.00pm. Re-open at 7.00pm. Then shut them down at 10-00pm with the drunks being poured into the gutter by security staff and collected and locked up in cells by police. Discharged the following morning on payment of $200 fine. That should fix this out of control drunken nonsense!!

    Luigi T Cassimatis Friday 20 July, 2012 - 7:50 AM
  • Pubs should close at 12PM but Clubs should be allowed to go on until 6AM.
    You can not have both pubs and clubs closing together otherwise theres a flood of people onto the streets when they close.
    And you can not have clubs closing before 6AM if Sydney is going to have a night life that is appealing to tourists.

    Robert Friday 20 July, 2012 - 5:18 AM
  • Yes. Bring back the days of 6.00pm closing time and re-open 7.00pm. But the drunks from the earlier session are not to be admitted. Then come 10.00pm shut it all down until the next day. The right thinking community has had enough of these piss heads roaming and pissing in our streets. Time for radical change Mr O'Farrell. We've had enough.

    Jonathon L Benson Thursday 19 July, 2012 - 5:11 PM

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