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Australian Drug Foundation calls for happy hour ban following Kingston’s lead

The Australian Drug Foundation has called for pubs to ban happy hour.

The proposed ban comes after Kingston Council, police and licensees launched a new liquor accord to curb dangerous drinking in Kingston.

The accord will call on signatories to reduce promotions that encourage the quick or irresponsible consumption of alcohol. 

 Geoff Munro, National Policy Manager at the Australian Drug Foundation told 3AW Breakfast other pubs should follow Kingston’s lead and ban happy hour promotions.

‘Happy hour encourages people to drink quickly and drink more than they usually would, he said.’

Mr Munro said most responsible hotel managers want a safe and welcoming environment for their patrons.

‘We need to make our streets and homes safe. This is not about preventing people from drinking but it is about discouraging people from drinking too much.’ 

Listen: Geoff Munro, National Policy Manager at the Australian Drug Foundation

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