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New liquor accord banning happy hour branded a ‘nanny state’ move

Tom Elliott
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A new liquor accord in Melbourne’s south-east that will spell the end of happy hour and drink cards has been slammed by the IPA.

Pubs and clubs in suburbs like Aspendale, Chelsea, Cheltenham, Clayton South, Moorabbin and Patterson Lakes are set to ban a number of traditional promotions in a bid to stamp out dangerous drinking.

But Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at the IPA, said it was a move that completely missed the mark.

‘Australia’s becoming a nanny state,’ he said on 3AW Drive.

LISTEN: Simon Breheny takes the new accord to task on 3AW Drive

Tom Elliott
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