Thanks for sharing this Russell, most of us don’t see …

Comment on Another day in the bush on the grog by Ian Sharp.

Thanks for sharing this Russell, most of us don’t see the the drinking camps up close.
I have yet to read / hear a clear statement of why getting rid of the BDR was / is so important to the CLP.
It targeted problem drinkers, not the great majority of us, and the anecdotal evidence about it seemed positive, from a variety of sources.
Yet it seems to become an article of faith for even a bloke I’ve always thought of as reasonable, Terry Mills.
Was it a promise that was made to win votes in bush seats? Or pressure from the alcohol lobby?
In the lack of sensible reasoning, I am tempted to think the worst.

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