The Dalgarno Institute and its growing coalition have been long-time supporters and initiators of effective interventions, that curb violence, protect women and children and make for better public amenity, but we would join in some detractors concerns regarding this initiative in declaring that it does not go far enough and a case of racial discrimination may even be made.
Currently this scheme is seen as curbing an Indigenous Australian’s social problem, but we all know the problem is more widespread than that, and in some areas/circumstances it is the non-indigenous drinking population that need to be subject to the same Drinking Ban Register – just look at the admission Statistics for St Vincent’s Hospital near Kings Cross in Sydney. The Dalgarno Institute
a) Supports Banned Drinkers Registered for all Australian’s who fit the criteria.
b) Tighter controls on and tougher penalties for breaches of R.S.A legislation.
c) The raising of the drinking age back to 21
d) The continual investigation and addressing of causal/culture issues.