Oops. It seems Tony might be back-pedaling a bit. Still, it …

Comment on LETTER: How will they enforce the footy booze limits? by Hal Duell.

Oops. It seems Tony might be back-pedaling a bit.
Still, it was an encouraging thought while it lasted. And who knows, he might come around again. It is so clearly a sensible idea, the reinstatement of the BDR.
And Julia does still have a bit of time. She could jump in on her own. After all, she did it with Purvis.

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LETTER: How will they enforce the footy booze limits?
@Bob and Robinoz
Interesting to see that BOTH main political parties in Canberra are calling for the reinstatement of the BDR. It may not be too long before Federal action is taken if the current CLP government remains intransigent.


LETTER: How will they enforce the footy booze limits?
@Bob
A call to the Liquor Licensing Commission this morning has confirmed that any purchase of a restricted item over the three days of restrictions will involve a scan of a driver’s license (or maybe something else? I didn’t ask that). The scans will be kept for that day.
So no ducking around the corner to repeat, and that means the restrictions will be as effective as they can be.
Now let’s all hope the weekend doesn’t boil over any more than it has to.
Hell, let’s be optimistic and hope it doesn’t boil over at all.


LETTER: How will they enforce the footy booze limits?
@Bob
This may be how it will work, but I would like to have it confirmed.
What do the scanners show? I notice that for the three days of restrictions there will be no sale of cask or fortified wine. Will the scanners have to be re-jigged to show if cartons and bottles of spirits have already been purchased?


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