Laura Albanese’s bill to put stricter punishments on booze can operators passed second reading with broad support. The bill would make it easier for police to get access to the businesses that become after-hours bars and will put stricter bail restrictions and penalties on offenders.
Weston has had a problem with booze cans in the past. Hair salons and music shops have been fronts for them, and the patrons have been dangerous and violent.
Several other MPs from the other parties rose to support and speak flatteringly of the bill. Only Conservative MP Jack MacLaren spoke against it—and he’s a far-right Conservative nutter.
The bill will now be reviewed before it is put forward for third reading and a final vote.