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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tough new restrictions for NSW pubs

October 30, 2008

The NSW government is moving to curb alcohol-related violence with a ban on new 24-hour licences and mandatory lock-outs for high-risk pubs and clubs.

NSW Premier Nathan Rees says any new licences will be limited to 18 hours.

In measures aimed at tackling violence at venues identified by police as high risk, beer glasses would be replaced by plastic after midnight, limits would be placed on drink purchases and a 2am lockout would be mandatory, he said.

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