"People drunk in public should be fined as part of a crackdown on binge-drinking, police and the hospitality industry say.
Hospitality Association chief executive Bruce Robertson said it was unfair that pubs could lose their liquor licences and have staff fined for serving drunk patrons while there was no penalty for people drinking to excess.
"I would like to see people fined for being drunk in public. It is now socially unacceptable to drink and drive - we need to make it socially unacceptable to be intoxicated in public..."
Fuck off back to under your rock, you prat! Can you not see you are being a total hypocrite here?
The problem is not being drunk in public- it's being offensive and disorderly and there are existing charges to cover this. Pissing and puking on doorways, fighting and being destructive or abusive- these are acts that should land you in the local drunk tank.
A spartan concete cell made for ease of cleaning with a fire hose. Here you enjoy the company of the other disorderly inebriates. Depending on your actions previous, you may be staying on to talk to the judge on Monday.
It's your right to get pissed to beat the band.
It's your responsibility to make sure this doesn't impinge on the rights of others.