The O’Farrell Government has not consulted on these laws and wants to push them through proper scrutiny.
– Won’t work to address the causes of alcohol fuelled violence
– Will see thousands of people locked up each year for minor offenses at enormous social & economic cost (mandatory sentencing is proven not to reduce crime, and to unfairly target vulnerable groups)
– Won’t help people get home safely or easily (shuttle buses from Kings Cross to Town Hall won’t get people home, nor will closing bars at taxi changeover times)
– Will increase conflicts on our streets (with people locked out en masse)
Ensure that politicians hear your voice.
Join us at 1pm on 30 January 2014 outside NSW Parliament on the day these laws will be considered.
Outside NSW Parliament House
6 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
(opposite Martin Place)
Please join the Facebook event, and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/389253967885273/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
Now is the time to act!
We need to make sure that as many people as possible know about the full impact of the proposed changes. Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and neighbours.
Greens NSW MPs
John Kaye Health Spokesperson
David Shoebridge Justice Spokesperson
Mehreen Faruqi Transport and Young People Spokesperson
ps. For more information about these laws, and the many reasons why they just won’t work see here: http://davidshoebridge.org.au/2014/01/22/mandatory-sentencing-an-expensive-ineffective-and-discriminatory-answer-to-alcohol-fuelled/