In mid-2011, amid a spate of violent attacks in the city, the State Government proposed a 4am curfew in Hindley Street. Like many, I supported the idea as an obvious, sensible way to curb the culture of boozing until you’re brawling.

It was his last binge drinking session for a while. Pic; Andrea Laube

I thought it would sail through parliament.

The Australian Hotels Association – a powerful lobby group that donates tens of thousands of dollars to both parties – was predictably furious, calling it a prohibitionist approach that would make us a national laughing stock.

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    gary says: 02:37pm | 09/09/12 “You might want to consult with marley for some strategic defence of Piers and Ltd. News.” Do you mean defence of their freedom of speech or defence of their opinion? On the former, I absolutely defend their right to express whatever opinoin they wish. As… Read more »


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