Friday, 6 November 2009
To the growing list of things our Prime Minister is promising to fix we can add putting an end to alcohol-fuelled violence. With the skill we have come to expect from one of the great “gunnas” of political history, Kevin Rudd told the Brisbane Courier Mail in an interview that he will spearhead a fresh battle against binge drinking amid a growing outbreak of alcohol-fuelled violence. Rudd called for confronting advertising campaigns to warn young Australians about the dangers of excessive drinking, a sober rethink on the concentration of liquor licences in CBD areas and adequate resourcing for police. Fair dinkum, this obsession by Labor spinners reacting to every last media campaign has surely gone too far this time.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 19:23