The first three punishments have been handed down by the Deniliquin Liquor Accord as part of its recently introduced ‘Barred From One, Barred From All’ policy.TYLA HARRINGTON June 17, 2014 3:45am
A Deniliquin man has been banned from entering any local venue with a liquor licence for 12 months.
His is one of the first three punishments handed down by the Deniliquin Liquor Accord as part of its recently introduced ‘Barred From One, Barred From All’ policy.
The policy was implemented in February as a way of targeting violence and other anti-social behaviour.
Two other men — one from Deniliquin and the other from Albury — have been issued with three-month bans.
The bans apply to all licensed venues in Deniliquin, the Blighty and Conargo hotels and licensed venues in Booroorban, Wanganella and Wakool. It does not include licensed venues in Mathoura or Finley.
DLA chairman Chris Bodey, while not revealing specific details for each barring, stressed that police had not brought any criminal charges against any of the men.
Although admitting they are harsh penalties, Mr Bodey says it shows the DLA is serious about stamping out anti-social behaviour.
‘‘We had concern for the public (when making these decisions),’’ he said.
‘‘The decision wasn’t made lightly – we’ve been discussing it for a while.
‘‘Times are changing. No longer are people putting up with bad behaviour from patrons.
‘‘Patrons now have a responsibility to make sure they are not acting inappropriately. If you do act inappropriately at one licensed venue, you could be barred from them all.
‘‘These guys (who have been barred) can’t get a coffee at The Crossing Cafe, they can’t go to a restaurant or get into local sports clubrooms.
‘‘They are also unable to get any alcohol from the bottleshop.’’
Should either of the three men breach the restrictions by entering a barred licensed venue, they will receive an $1100 on the spot fine from police.
Mr Bodey referred to the policy as ‘‘life-changing’’ and a ‘‘big imposition’’, but an important step in ensuring safety.
‘‘We are going to be pretty tough with this new policy and won’t be tolerating inappropriate behaviour at any venue.
‘‘We want to make licensed premises a safe place for everyone.’’
The policy is driven by DLA members with the support of local police.
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