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Nightclub Violence

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May 2, 2016

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Canberra is taking a very different course to Sydney in the nationwide fight against early-morning, alcohol-fuelled violence around inner-city nightclubs. While both the NSW and ACT governments are shaking up licensing laws, the ACT has steadfastly refused to copy NSW in introducing mandatory minimum sentences for one-punch assaults that lead to death. ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell said, “We know that increasing penalties does not prevent violence. People don't think about the penalty they're going to get when they're drunk and punch somebody." Mr Corbell has instead unveiled a revamp of liquor […]

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