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.
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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