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Crimes at pubs and clubs in Ipswich fall by almost 30% in two years as community leaders praise schemes to end late-night alcohol-fuelled violence

Crimes at pubs and clubs in Ipswich fall by almost 30% in two years as community leaders praise schemes to end late-night alcohol-fuelled violence | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
Efforts to cut late-night alcohol-fuelled violence in Ipswich were last night praised after it emerged crimes at pubs and clubs have fallen by almost 30% in just two years.
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Hotel ban’s a first under new rules

Hotel ban’s a first under new rules | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
IN A crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence, Gayndah police have issued their first ban notice under recent Safe Night Out legislation.
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Failure to fund anti-violence campaign stretching police: union

Failure to fund anti-violence campaign stretching police: union | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
The Newman Government's failure to deliver promised funding for an anti-violence campaign is stretching police resources, a union says.
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Gladstone region New Year’s revellers get a pat on the back

GLADSTONE police have commended the community on the well-behaved and happy New Year’s Eve.
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New safety brings folk out at night on the Sunshine Coast

New safety brings folk out at night on the Sunshine Coast | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
SAFER streets aren’t the only benefit of the Safe Night Out Precincts in Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, according to venue operators.
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Bloody idiots: More drug-drivers killed on roads than drink-drivers in Vic

Bloody idiots: More drug-drivers killed on roads than drink-drivers in Vic | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
MORE people are killed on the state’s roads while driving under the influence of illicit drugs such as ice than from alcohol, police statistics show.
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Violent offenders must face alcohol, drug tests

Violent offenders must face alcohol, drug tests | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
VIOLENT offenders will be alcohol and drug tested under new laws designed to change the culture of alcohol and drug-fuelled violence.
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Police minister hits back on claims violence is on the rise, Marooychdore

Police minister hits back on claims violence is on the rise, Marooychdore | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
POLICE Minister Jack Dempsey has defended the State Government's Safe Night Out Strategy, labelling it as the most comprehensive in the country.
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Police swoop on CBD trouble in Mackay

Police swoop on CBD trouble in Mackay | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
MORE than 170 infringements were handed out in the Mackay region’s two Safe Night Precincts during the project’s first month.
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Bundaberg’s Safe Night Out Precinct shares in $44m pool

QUEENSLAND’S Safe Night Out Precinct boards – including Bundaberg’s – will receive a cash injection of $50,000 each by the end of the month.
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Injuries due to drugs, booze impact on Gladstone hospital

A combination of alcohol and amphetamines has meant Gladstone Hospital's emergency department has had to make major changes to the way patients are dealt with.

Emergency doctor Matt Allen, who has worked in the department for some years, said the current transient nature of many residents and the fact many arrived at the hospital after consuming alcohol and amphetamines had made for a much less stable environment.

"These people are much harder to deal with than those who have just consumed too much alcohol, or who have smoked cannabis - they just tend to need to sleep it off," he said.

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Press Release: The Sins of the Few: Who Benefits From the Queensland Safe Night Out Strategy?

In early October of this year, an experiment began.

 

The name of the experiment: the Queensland Safe Night Out Strategy.

 

The objective: use a carefully planned strategy to combat and curb alcohol-related violence in the Queensland nightlife, so that everyone can truly have a “safe night out.”

 

This strategy would include an awareness campaign that would let Queenslanders know what acceptable behaviour is and is not in entertainment venues, more severe penalties for offenders and those guilty of anti-social behavior, and an ID scanner network that would enforce a “ban from one venue, banned from all” initiative.

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Drunken violence falls nearly three-quarters around Lismore

Drunken violence falls nearly three-quarters around Lismore | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
VIOLENT assaults in and around licensed premises in the Lismore area have fallen by more than 72% since 2007.
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Community groups get funding boost to fight drug, alcohol abuse

Community groups get funding boost to fight drug, alcohol abuse | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
The work of Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) in NSW has received a boost thanks to State Government funding.
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LNP’s Safe Night Out plan tackles issue from Year 7

LNP’s Safe Night Out plan tackles issue from Year 7 | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
MEMBER for Ipswich Ian Berry hit the campaign trail with Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie to promote the LNP’s Safe Night Out strategy.
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Berry and Bleijie spruik Safe Night Out strategy

Berry and Bleijie spruik Safe Night Out strategy | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it

IPSWICH incumbent Ian Berry hit the campaign trail with Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie on Thursday to promote the LNP's Safe Night Out strategy. $200 million strengthening of the public safety initiative across the state would involve additional drug and alcohol education for students in grades 7-12, while local boards consisting of police, publicans, council and community members would be established. Fourteen people have been banned from Ipswich's licensed venues since Safe Night Out started last October.

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Violence and arrests on the decrease in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley

Violence and arrests on the decrease in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
Queensland's Police Minister and his entourage have toured the new "Safe Night Out" precinct in Fortitude Valley, confident they are finally improving street security.
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It would be good to see the figures

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Two weeks violence free in Toowoomba's CBD

A DROP in violent incidents in Toowoomba’s CBD has given police confidence their new Safe Night Precinct enforcement is working.
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Bundy fifth on state’s list for precinct bans in October

Bundy fifth on state’s list for precinct bans in October | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
MORE than 90 infringements were handed out in Bundaberg’s first month as a Safe Night Precinct.
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Mackay police launch blitz on grog-fuelled violence and drink-driving

Mackay police say they are cracking down on unruly behaviour over the Christmas period.

Police have launched Operation Mackay Cobra to target alcohol-fuelled violence and drink-driving over the holiday period.

 

Acting Inspector Craig Sanderson said pre-drinking was a major issue contributing to violent behaviour.

 

He said police would be monitoring taxi ranks to stop people from entering pubs if they were already drunk.

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Forty-two banned in Safe Night Out crackdown in Toowoomba

Forty-two banned in Safe Night Out crackdown in Toowoomba | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
ONE hundred infringements were handed out in Toowoomba’s first month as a Safe Night Precinct.
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Ipswich revellers amongst best-behaved during Safe Night Out

Ipswich revellers amongst best-behaved during Safe Night Out | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it
IPSWICH is standing out for all the right reasons as the State Government’s Safe Night Precinct project enters its second month.
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Bundaberg’s Safe Night Out Precinct shares in $44m pool

QUEENSLAND’S Safe Night Out Precinct boards – including Bundaberg’s – will receive a cash injection of $50,000 each by the end of the month

 

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie told APN each of the established precincts would receive their piece of $44 million in State Government funding within weeks.

 

The grant will be the first cash the precinct boards will see since they formed in October this year.

The Safe Night Out Precincts were a major element of the State Government's final Safe Night Out Strategy, launched in June this year.

The precincts include the Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Gladstone, Ipswich, Mackay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.

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Coward-punch culture has Mackay's mayor baffled

Coward-punch culture has Mackay's mayor baffled | Safe Night Out | Scoop.it

STREET violence, coward punches and loutish behaviour It seems the only way to curb the problem is for people to have a change in attitude towards alcohol-fuelled violence.

 

While instances of street violence have dropped off following a decrease in the population, there is still a large number of people who are arrested and appear at Mackay Courthouse because they don't know how to behave in the CBD.

 

:"That's simply not acceptable," Mackay Mayor Deirdre Comerford said.

 

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More than bruises: recovery after violence hard to measure

RELATIONSHIPS Australia counsellor Peter Stojanovic says simple acts of violence not only have tragic consequences, but unquantified ones as well.
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