Getting tough on drunks

By Emma Cornford

"TOO many drinks equals too many problems."

That is the message being promoted by the Grafton Liquor Accord, whose members met on Tuesday to discuss ways of promoting safe drinking.

Accord chairman Arthur Lysaught said many people simply didn't care about the consequences of excessive drinking.

"They don't care, and that's a sad thing," he said.

"People at some point have to start taking responsibility for their actions."

Mr Lysaught said the accord's 'enough is enough' campaign was being supported by a series of hard-hitting television and radio advertisements.

"Patrons need to learn to drink responsibly in licenced premises, know their limit and know that venues have the right to ask any patron to leave," he said.

He said another issue concerning members of the accord was underage drinking.



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