The NSW cabinet will meet to discuss measures to curb alcohol-fuelled violence, following another weekend of arrests.
The New South Wales Cabinet will meet today to discuss measures to combat alcohol-fuelled violence following another weekend of drunken brawls in Sydney.
The issue is also being debated in Queensland, where a push has begun for tighter laws.
On the weekend, it was police tackling drunken violence on the streets of Sydney.
Get that off! Today it will be state MPs turn.
Just days after the funeral of victim Daniel Christie, Cabinet will debate mandatory sentencing for one-punch attackers.
Campaigners and the Opposition say a strong response is needed.
Modest changes by the Premier won't be good enough.
The solution to this is the Newcastle Solution which is 1am lockouts and 3am last drinks.
Cardinal George Pell has called for reduced trading hours.
1:00 in the morning is late enough to go into a hotel, 3:00 drinking in a hotel is late enough.
But it's understood pub lock-outs will not be on the table at today's talks.
The Queensland Government is also pushing for tougher laws on alcohol-fuelled violence.
Premier Campbell Newman wants stricter penalties and more police on the beat.
By actually cracking down on anti-social behaviour as well as aggressive behaviour, we create an atmosphere of safety and security.
But he doesn't think cutting trading hours is the solution.
I have no wish to see the many punished for the sins of the few.
Mr Newman is calling for a public debate on the issue.