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AP29

Author Kypros Kypri, Craig Jones, Patrick Mcelduff and Daniel Barker
Published July 2011
Report Type Affiliated publication
Subject Alcohol; Assault; Lockouts / Night-time economy
Keywords Alcohol, assault, closing, hotels, licensed premises, opening hours, pubs, trading hours

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Summary

Aim

In March 2008 the New South Wales judiciary restricted pub closing times to 3 a.m., and later 3.30 a.m., in the central business district (CBD) of Newcastle, Australia. We sought to determine whether the restriction reduced the incidence of assault.