It seems pointless- but their might be a good reason for it (some research somewhere who knows). My luck would be to need a cask on a rare morning shopping trip lol. I use it for cooking but don't need to buy it often and tend to shop in the late arvo so mehhh..
People who say they don't care because they don't drink cask wine should be concerned, because one day big brother will be telling you that you cannot partake of, or participate in, something that you enjoy.
We as a society are becoming numb to the gradual erosion of our ability to make decisions for ourselves.
Furthermore, this move, which has been seen in many country towns, is for political reasons only. It does not make any difference to the consumption of alcohol or disruptive behaviour, but it gives the appearance of 'doing something'.
It also smacks of racism as this rule mostly appears in towns/suburbs with high Aboriginal populations.
No grog until 4pm? Not so bad IMO. Here you can only get any takeaway from midday-10pm. If you dont like it, you can hop on a plane, fly back to mainland and find a place to drink (at the cost of about $1000 for airfares)
Personally, the sale of alcohol after hours wouldn't bother me. I do think cask wine is too cheap and available to people struggling with alcoholism and young teens etc. It's not getting to the root of the issues though, which is what is needed.
Yeah, I think it's a total waste of time and I think the way it's done is racially discriminative.
"What the white man giveth, the white man taketh away"
I have no issue with individuals creating a dry community for their community (independent of the state), it's no different to my MIL having a liquor ban on her property.
I very rarely drink myself, but id say if someone really wants alcohol they will drink and drink when they want to.
Alcohol is a real problem tho but i dont think this will have any real impact
If you have lived in a problem area where it SHOULD be dry zone :| We have people drinking in a local park and its HORRIBLE! They come from down north and police do nothing. Little kids there, urinating/using the grass as toilets... ugh! once I had a heart attack because they got water out of our front yard i thought he was going to bash me
I think this is a great practice that should be everywhere! Lots of people would spend there money on other things first instead of booze/smokes. if this was put into place
Last edited by Mod-pegasus; 06-12-2012 at 12:23.
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