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Harm Minimisation

What is harm minimisation?
Harm minimisation aims to address alcohol and other drug issues by reducing the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on individuals and society.
Evolution of NSW Liquor Laws
Perhaps the most significant changes occurred in 1996 when both Acts were changed to introduce “harm minimisation” (i.e. minimising the harm associated with the misuse and abuse of liquor) as a primary object of both Acts. The move to harm minimisation approach in the liquor laws followed increasing concern about the extent of alcohol-related crime and violence – particularly in and around licensed venues. 
In 2008, new liquor laws commenced, further strengthening harm minimisation controls over the way liquor is sold and consumed and consolidated the regulation of liquor in all premises, including registered clubs, into one Act – the Liquor Act 2007. 
In 2012, a new disciplinary scheme, known as the ‘Three Strikes’ scheme, commenced that enables strikes to be imposed when a licensee or approved manager is convicted of one of a range of the most serious offences under the Liquor Act 2007. 
Responsibility of security officers – 
These laws also place greater responsibility on patrons to drink responsibly to minimise alcohol-related violence and anti-social behavior in and around licensed venues and other premises.
Alcohol-related nuisance, violence, crime and noise disturbances could erode the quality of life for people living or working in the vicinity of venues serving alcohol. 
Everyone involved in the sale and supply of liquor to the public. This includes licensees, club secretaries, serving staff and security staff working at licensed venues or premises or estates.

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