Melbourne 2am lockout increases alcohol-related hospital presentations
The Victorian Department of Consumer affairs have engaged KPMG to do an assessment of the Melbourne 2am lockout.
Subsequent to the findings of the report, the lockout has been
There has been an increase in alcohol-related violence during certain periods of the temporary Lockout. For example:
• there has been an increase in reported assaults between the hours of midnight and 2am when compared to the corresponding period in 2007, and a small increase compared to the lead-in period. This is also similar for the period between 2am and 3.59am; and
• an increase in assault related ambulance transports between 8pm and midnight when compared to the three-months prior to the temporary Lockout.
Further, alcohol-related presentations as a proportion of total hospital emergency presentations on Friday and Saturday nights have increased as a proportion of total presentations during the comparison periods and this continued during the temporary Lockout period.
That was a bit of a disaster then, wasn't it.
Raise the Bar encourage everyone to keep their shit together when
out on the tiles, if not, its time to take yerself home thanks.