Victoria Police Considering Alcohol Bans For Bail Conditions

The alcohol industry can be expected to push back against any attempt by Victoria to restrict or limit sales as part of policies that condemn alcohol-fuelled violence, say experts.

Victoria has the most liquor licences per capita of any state, and the number of “big box” liquor stores has risen from five in 1998 to more than 70, says Cate Car, the government’s executive director of liquor and gaming policy.

Drug and alcohol experts told a royal commission into family violence on Friday that a 10 per cent alcohol price rise in parts of Canada had reduced reports of violence by 10 per cent.

Victoria Police is considering US policies including drug and alcohol monitoring ankle bracelets or daily breath testing for alleged violent offenders in combination with drug and alcohol abstinence bail conditions.

Read more in Herald Sun.


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