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16 Dec, 2013

Australians urged to “fall out of love with alcohol” – Sydney Morning Herald

The public must start “falling out of love” with alcohol, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says, calling for a greater culture of personal responsibility to combat booze-fuelled violence. It follows a two-day weekend police blitz on alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour that led to about 540 arrests and reignited debate over dangerous drinking. Police confronted scores of fights and assaults including an incident at Cabarita Beach near Tweed Heads, where police were pelted with rocks after trying to break up a large party.

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