Strike one for Grafton's PO pub under new RSA rules

THE POST Office Hotel in Victoria St Grafton was fined $1,100 and given an official warning after officers from the Office of Gaming Liquor and Racing (OLGR) entered the premises at about 12.20am on June 10 and saw a number of intoxicated people.

The Hotel has been given its first strike under the NSW Government's Three Strikes disciplinary scheme.

OLGR director of compliance Paul Newson said by law licensees must prevent the excessive consumption of alcohol on their premises, ensure appropriate responsible service of alcohol practices, and be vigilant in monitoring patron alcohol consumption and behaviour.

"Licensees need to proactively assess their venues and implement appropriate measures to protect both individuals and the community from the misuse and abuse of alcohol on their premises," Mr Newson said.

Twenty-five NSW licensed venues have now incurred a first strike with the public register of strikes available for viewing on the OLGR website at http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/liquor_3_strikes_register.asp



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