TWO of the state's most violent watering holes are among the first to receive fines under the state government's new three strikes policy.
This article is about the new three strike policy started on the first of January this year and was brought in to curb down alcohol related misconduct and send a message out to the licensees who are guily of liquor offences. So far three liquor venues have a strike next to their name and they're the Maitland's Belmore Hotel, Shellharbours workers club and St Kilda Hotel in Armidale. Not only have the Shellharbour club and Belmore hotel have recieved a strike they've also been classed as level 2 in the Office of Liquor and Gaming's voilent venue list and each have recieved hefty fines and restrictions in their services, including no glass after midnight, stopping service 30 minutes before closing and active service of food and water. With the introduction of the new policy its popularity has decreased and the Australian Hotels Association criticised the policy and asked the government to scrap the list of violent venues.
This article affects teenagers as it concerns the legal issues of becoming intoxicated on the premises of a pub and being served alcohol if you're a minor.This article outlines some of the the health and safety consequences for the person who becomes intoxicated such as the starting of fights and falling of a brick ledge which are mentioned in this article, and this summarises the negative impacts of drinking alcohol to excess which was learnt as part of the topic staying in control in term I for PDHPE . This article also establishes the consequences for the licensee who sold the alcohol which hasn't been covered yet in class and the laws that the licensee must abide by. I believe this article is very imformative to adolescents as it reinstates the message of knowing your limits and staying in control.