State govt backs down on 'draconian' alcohol legislation
THE New South Wales Government has backed down on plans to force greater responsibility for public drunkenness onto pubs, following lobbying from the alcohol industry.
Licensees would have been forced to refuse entry to anyone drinking while approaching a venue on "high risk" periods like Anzac Day, State of Origin and Melbourne Cup day.
Shots would have been banned and a four-drink limit per person introduced.
The plans were abandoned after the Australian Hotels Association lodged a formal submission about the "draconian" rules.